Marathon to drill more production wells at Alvheim with the Songa Dee semisub

Source: Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

Marathon Petroleum Company has received consent to use the semisubmersible Songa Dee for production drilling in the northern North Sea on Alvheim. 

The consent relates to the drilling of wells 24/6-B-4, 25/4-L-1 and 25/4-L-2, which will constitute phase II of the drilling program for Alvheim. The wells are part of production license 203.

According to the application for consent, the drilling operations will start in May 2010. The duration of the drilling of the three wells is estimated at 300 days (drilling and completion). 

Songa Dee (formerly Stena Dee) is a "Mitsubishi MD-602" type semisub. It was commissioned in 1984. The facility is owned and operated by Songa Management and received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in June 2009.



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