The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted Statoil consent to use Scarabeo 5 rig for plugging well 6406/2-7-1 in the Norwegian Sea.
The purpose of the operation is to carry out permanent plugging of exploration well 6406/2-7, located in the Norwegian Sea.
The rig will have the following geographical coordinates: 64° 50′ 22,895″ N; 06° 20′ 31,179″ E.
The operation is planned to start in July 2014 with an expected duration of 47 days.
Water depth at the site is around 293 metres and it is 6390 metres from the nearest installation, the Kristin Q Flowline.
Scarabeo 5 is a semi-submersible drilling rig built in Italy at Fincantieri Shipyards in Genoa, and completed in 1990. It is operated by Saipem Norwegian Branch (Saipem).
The rig received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in May 2003.