PSA approves North Sea Troll, Varg well plug operations

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned Statoil’s request to use the semisubmersible Stena Don for a varied program at the Troll field in the North Sea.

The planned workscope covers drilling, completion, intervention work, and well plugging.

PSA has also approved Repsol’s decommissioning plans for the Varg field, due to cease production in June.

Repsol intends to move the floating production system Petrojarl Varg from the field in August, with removal of the subsea structures to start soon afterward.

The Varg A wellhead platform will remain in place while plugging and removal of the wells takes place.


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