PSA approves Vollgrav, Valemon programs offshore Norway

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

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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