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.