Statoil Gets Nod to Use ‘Polar Pioneer’ Rig (Norway)

Statoil Gets Nod to Use 'Polar Pioneer' Rig

Norwegian oil company Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has received consent to use the Polar Pioneer semi-submersible drilling rig.

The consent, given by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority, applies to permanent plugback of well 31/5-J-41 and sidetrack drilling of well 31/5-H-2 in the Troll field in the North Sea in production licence 085.

Water depth at the site varies from 313 to 318 metres.

The expected start-up is September 2013. The duration of the activity is estimated at some 4 months.

Polar Pioneer is operated by Transocean Offshore. The rig was built by Hitachi Zosen, Ariake, Japan.


Press Release, August 12, 2013



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