Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has granted Statoil approval to drill at two of its fields, the Gina Grog and the Valemon, both in the North Sea.
Maersk Integrator. Image from Maersk.
Statoil will drill wildcat well 15/6-14 S, as a sidetrack from the existing 15/6-B-2 well. Gina Krog is 250km west of Stavanger and 30km northwest of the Sleipner A facility. The field came on stream earlier this year, and drilling is set to begin next month with the Maersk Integrator jackup.
Drilling is estimated to last 17 days in the event of a dry well, and 25 days in the event of a discovery.
At the Valemon field, Statoil has approval to drill two production wells, 34/11-B-6 and 34/11-B-16, with the West Elara jackup.
Planned drilling start-up is scheduled for September/October 2017, with operations 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.