PSA approves Vollgrav, Valemon programs offshore Norway

Lundin Norway has clearance from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for exploration drilling on license 631.

Jul 18th, 2014

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Lundin Norway has clearance from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for exploration drilling on license 631.

The semisubmersibleBredford Dolphin could start drilling later this month of well 33/12-10 S of the Vollgrav structure. The program could last 55 days, including production testing.

PSA also has authorized use of the semisubFloatel Superior as a mobile accommodation facility to support Statoil’s Valemon gas field development in North Sea blocks 34/11 and 34/10, west of the Kvitebjørn field. Water depth is 135 m (443 ft).

The consent runs from Aug. 1 through Dec. 15, close to the expected field start-up date.

Valemon’s development calls for a fixed production platform with a steel jacket, and a simplified separation process. The facility will be controlled remotely from the Kvitebjørn facilities.

07/18/2014

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