Det norske gets go-ahead for North Sea Rovarkula drilling

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayDet norske oljeselskap has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway to drill an exploration well on the Rovarkula prospect in block 25/10 in the Norwegian North Sea.

The jackup Maersk Interceptor will begin the program on well 25/10-15 S next month. Drilling could last 25 days if a discovery follows.

Elsewhere, PSA has authorized Statoil to use the semisubmersible Songa Encourage for production drilling, completion, workovers, interventions and well plugging at Åsgard and Heidrun in the Norwegian Sea.

Operations should start at Åsgard in mid-July and at Heidrun in mid-December.

In the Barents Sea, PSA has opened investigations after a crew member onboard the Eni-operated Goliat FPSO was hit by a wire rope, suffering serious injuries.

The incident occurred last weekend during clean-up work following an unloading operation.

The injured person was flown to the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsø.

06/28/2016

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Songa Encourage semisubmersible drilling rig
Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has authorized Statoil to use the semisubmersible Songa Encourage for production drilling, completion, workovers, interventions and well plugging at Åsgard and Heidrun in the Norwegian Sea. (Photo courtesy Songa Offshore)

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