Transocean rig to plug Svalin well in North Sea

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for permanent plugging of an exploration well in the Svalin field in the North Sea block 25/11.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for permanent plugging of an exploration well in the Svalin field in the North Sea block 25/11.

Svalin has been developed via a subsea tieback to the Grane field, 8 km (4.9 mi) to the northeast, in a water depth of 120 m (393 ft). Production started in June.

The semisubmersibleTransocean Leader will perform the operation on well 25/11-16, which currently has a temporary plug.

10/20/2014

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