Norwegian oil company Statoil has received a consent to use the West Elara drilling rig for drilling and completing on the Valemon field, offshore Norway.
According to the Petroleum Safety Authority that has given the consent, Statoil will use the West Elara jack-up drilling rig to drill and complete production wells 34/11-B-6 and 34/11-B-16 on the Valemon field.
Planned drilling start-up is September/October 2017. The drilling operations with the Seadrill-owned rig are expected to last for 160 days.
Valemon is a gas and condensate field in the northern sector of the North Sea, just west of Kvitebjørn. The field has been developed using a fixed production platform. Production began in 2015.