OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has sanctioned Aker BP’s request for production drilling on the Tambar field, using the jackup Maersk Integrator.
The location is in the southern Norwegian North Sea, 16 km (9.9 mi) southeast of Aker BP’s Ula field complex, in a water depth of 68 m (223 ft).
Production from Tambar started in 2001 via a remotely controlled wellhead platform without processing equipment. Production started in 2001.
In addition, the PSA has authorized Chrysaor Norge to drill two exploration wells in the North Sea, using the semisubmersible COSLInnovator.
First up, in February, will be well 15/12-25, with the program estimated to last 31 days minimum.
Well 15/12-26 will follow in March or April, with a minimum duration of 25 days. Water depths for both wells are around 86 m (282 ft).