PSA sanctions North Sea Visund subsea deployment

July 20, 2018
Equinor Energy has approval from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to use a new four-slot subsea template on the Visund field in the northern North Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Equinor Energy has approval from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use a new four-slot subsea template on the Visund field in the northern North Sea, northeast of Gullfaks.

Production started in 1999: the field has been developed via a semisubmersible integrated quarters, drilling and processing platform (Visund A), and well templates for seabed production.

The new equipment is part of theVisund Nord IOR project.

PSA has also sanctioned the use of the semisubmersibleSonga Equinox for production drilling on the Troll field using the Controlled Mud Level method, formerly known as dual gradient drilling.

The rig will drill and complete production well 31/2-O-21 AYH.

07/20/2018

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