The Odfjell Drilling Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible rig will drill at least six wells for Wintershall Holding GMBH’s subsea development of Maria oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea (OGJ Online, May 8, 2015).
The $175 million contract provides options for additional wells.
Beginning in April, 2017, Odfjell will drill three production wells each in the field’s two subsea templates in about 300 m of water 20 km east of Kristin field and 45 km south of Heidrun field.
Maria will be linked to platforms on those fields as well as the Asgard B platform.
The Deepsea Stavanger is a dual-derrick, sixth generation deepwater rig.
Wintershall is Maria field operator with a 50% interest. Other interests are Petoro 30% and Centrica Resources (Norge) 20%.