STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has contracted Schlumberger Oilfield UK to provide integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field in the UK northern North Sea.
The four-year contract, which starts in January, covers 22 wells and includes logistics support. There are options for four-year extensions.
Mariner is 150 km (93 mi) east of the Shetland Isles. Drilling is due to start in 2016 with production start-up in 2017.
The main Mariner platform will have one drilling rig and one well intervention and completion unit. In addition, a new jackup will be stationed next to the Mariner installation, working through well slots.
Schlumberger’s contract includes options for Bressay, another Statoil-operated heavy-oil field in the area, which is in the concept evaluation phase. The contract will also serve as a framework agreement for Statoil’s exploration drilling services throughout the UK continental shelf.