Statoil to use ‘Transocean Leader’ for Krafla wells

The Norwegian petroleum safety watchdog has given approval for Statoil to use the Transocean Leader semi-submersible drilling rig for North Sea wells.

 

The Petroleum Safety Authority has said that the consent covers the drilling of wildcat well 30/11-10 “Krafla North” and appraisal well 30/11-10 A “Krafla Main”.

It is planned to drill from the same surface location, with appraisal well 30/11-10 A being drilled as a sidetrack.

The location is in the North Sea, 22 km from the Oseberg Sør facility and 2.2 km from the oil and gas discovery 30/11-8 S (Krafla), which was drilled in 2011.

Water depth at the site is 104 metres. The earliest start to drilling is set at mid-October 2014. The activity is estimated to last 78 days.

Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible drilling rig delivered in 1987 by Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea. The rig is operated by Transocean and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in December 2004.

 

September 25, 2014

 

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Oil & Gas Vietnam 2019

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) 2019 is the only specialized oil & gas event in Vietnam that brings together an international congregation…

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2020

Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges associated with future sector growth.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply