ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COPSAS) has received consent to use the Mærsk Innovator jack-up drilling facility for drilling and completion of two wells at Ekofisk 2/4-M in the North Sea.
The Ekofisk field was discovered in 1969 and is the oldest of the oil and gas fields in production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The field is situated around 280 km south-west of Stavanger. Water depth at the site is approximately 73 metres.
Drilling is planned to begin in June 2014, with a total duration of approximately. 30 days.
Mærsk Innovator is a jack-up drilling facility built by Hyundai in South Korea in 2002. The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in May 2003. It is owned by Mærsk Contractors and operated by Mærsk Drilling Norway AS. The rig is registered in Denmark with Det norske Veritas as the classification society.