Statoil gets green light to use ‘Bideford Dolphin’ rig

Statoil has received consent to use the Bideford Dolphin semi-submersible rig for drilling and completion on the Vigdis and Tordis fields and Statfjord satellites in production licences 089 and 037, offshore Norway.

 

Planned start-up is March 2014, and the activities will run until the first quarter of 2017. They are to be carried out using the Bideford Dolphin mobile drilling rig.

Bideford Dolphin is a semi-submersible Aker H-3 drilling facility built in 1975 and operated by Dolphin AS.

It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2004.

 

Press Release, March 06, 2014

 

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