Acona, a Norwegian provider of drilling and well services, has been awarded a contract with Lundin in connection with drilling an appraisal well on the Edvard Grieg field off Norway.
The Edvard Grieg field, discovered in 2007, is part of PL338 on the Utsira High in the North Sea, about 180 km west of Stavanger. First oil from the field was achieved on November 28, 2015.
According to its statement on Wednesday, Acona was selected to provide well management services during the appraisal well drilling in the production license 338 where Lundin Norway is the operator.
The company said the planning starts immediately and the work will start in spring next year. The company’s work scope entails helping Lundin in planning and execution of the well.
Edvard Grieg has been designed as a field center to receive oil and gas from Aker BP’s nearby field Ivar Aasen for further processing. Ivar Aasen is scheduled for start-up in December this year.
The oil is being transported via the Grane pipeline to the Sture terminal on the west coast of Norway, while gas will be transported via a separate pipeline system to St. Fergus in Scotland.
Offshore Energy Today Staff