OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has cleared Statoil to drill a new production well from the Heimdal field, 212 km (132 mi) northwest of Stavanger in the North Sea.
Production from the field started in December 1985.
The well will be drilled a modular drilling rig operated by Archer, which has been conducting a campaign of well plugging from the platform.
Drilling is expected to start during 4Q and will be completed in the first half of 2016. The rig will then be dismantled and transported ashore.
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