Statoil to Spud Gullfaks Template
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Statoil consent to use the Songa Dee mobile drilling facility for production drilling on Gullfaks satellites, well template P.
The consent entails an extension of an existing consent for Songa Dee at Gullfaks issued in June 2011.
Three satellite fields: Gullfaks South, Rimfaks, Skinfaks and Gullveig have been developed with subsea wells remotely controlled from the Gullfaks A and C platforms.
Statoil has now increased the number of templates on Gullfaks satellites, and has therefore applied to the PSA for consent to use Songa Dee for production drilling of P, which is one of the new subsea templates.
The earliest estimated start-up for the operation is mid-November.