Aker BP cleared to plug more Valhall wells offshore Norway
Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned the use of the jackup Mærsk Invincible for plugging wells at the Valhall field in the North Sea.
The wells were drilled from the DP platform, where operatorAker BP plans to end production in the next few years.
Three of the wells are still in production, while 18 have so far been shut down.
Of these, 13 have been permanently P&A’d. TheMærsk Invincible will plug the other five.
PSA has also authorized Statoil to modify parts of the production topsides on the Heidrun TLP in the Norwegian Sea to receive gas from theDEA-operated Dvalin field development, 15 km (9.3 mi) to the northwest.
Production from Dvalin is scheduled to start in 2020.