Deepsea Stavanger rig set for work on Skarv field

AkerBP has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Deepsea Stavanger rig for workover and recompletion of wells on the Skarv field off Norway.

The offshore safety agency said on Friday that the consent applied to the use of Deepsea Stavanger for workover and recompletion of 6507/5-A-3H and 6507/5-B-6 H wells on the Skarv field.

According to the agency, the activity is scheduled to start in March 2018.

At the beginning of February, Aker BP received consent from the PSA to drill the 6507/5-8 exploration well, to investigate a prospect named Kvitungen Tumler, some five kilometers west of Skarv FPSO.

The drilling of the well was scheduled to begin in February after drilling of development well 6406/3-H-2 H for Wintershall Norge in production license 475 BS and would last at least 37 days.

The Deepsea Stavanger is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the GVA 7500 type, built in South Korea in 2010. It is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The PSA issued Deepsea Stavanger with an Acknowledgement of Compliance on March 16, 2017.

Skarv field

The Skarv field is located some 210 km off the coast of Sandnessjøen. It came on stream in December 2012 and has an expected field life of 25 years.

Aker BP is the operator of the license with an ownership interest of 30 percent. Other licensees are Statoil Petroleum (30 percent), DEA Norge (25 percent), and PGNiG Upstream Norway (15 percent).

The Skarv field is developed with a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit anchored to the seabed. Subsea wells are tied back to the FPSO from the subsea templates.

Gas transport via an 80-kilometer spur gas line to Åsgard Transport System and then via Gasled to the European market. Shuttle tanker loading of oil for direct transport to the market.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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