OSLO, Norway – ConocoPhillips has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to use the jackup West Linus for production drilling on the Tor II field development in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
The rig will drill and complete eight production wells.
Tor initially came onstream in 1978 but was shut down in 2015. Earlier this year ConocoPhillips secured approval for the Tor II development, a subsea solution involving two seabed templates and a tieback to the Ekofisk center for processing and export.
Production is expected to start next year.