STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland – The semisubmersible Transocean Enabler will drill one carbon injection well and a side track for another carbon injection well drilled in 2020 for the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage project in the northern Norwegian North Sea.
Northern Lights is a joint venture between Equinor, Shell, and TotalEnergies. The project sets out to create the first cross-border, open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network in the European Union.
Transocean said the harsh environment semi will drill the wells later this year as part of its current contract with Equinor. It is under contract with Equinor until 2024.
Janelle Daniel, Transocean’s vice president of Human Resources, Sustainability and Communications, said: “Beyond our core business of drilling ultra-deepwater and harsh environment wells, this is an excellent example of how we can further leverage our rigs and core competencies in support of renewable and alternative energy projects in offshore markets across the globe.”