Statoil to drill workover wells at Tordis, Vidgis in the Norwegian North Sea

By Phaedra Friend Troy

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil permission to use Transocean’s semisubmersible Polar Pioneer for work on the Vigdis and Tordis fields

The drilling consent is for performing Vigdis and Tordis well workovers on Production License 089 in the Norwegian North Sea. The wells are Vigdis 34/7-E-3 H, Vigdis 34/7-C-1 H and Tordis 34/7-J-3 AH. 

The operation on Tordis/Vigdis is planned to start as soon as Polar Pioneer has concluded the operation on Fram Øst. Planned start-up is May 2010. 

Vigdis is located on Block 34/7 in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea. Coming on-stream in 1997, the Vigdis oil and gas field was developed via subsea installations tied back to the Snorre A platform. Satellite fields Borg Northwest and Bigdis East are also tied into this development.

Tordis hosted the world's first subsea processing equipment. Located on the same block, the Tordis oil field began first production in 1994, and satellite fields include Tordis East, Borg and Tordis Southeast.

Statoil serves as the operator of both Tordis and Vigdis.

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