PSA approves North Sea Sverdrup oil preparations

The semisub West Phoenix is expected to spud an exploration well on the Sigrun East prospect in October for Equinor.
The semisub West Phoenix is expected to spud an exploration well on the Sigrun East prospect in October for Equinor.
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Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayEquinor has approval from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to begin using the oil export facility at the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Production from the four-platform, first-phase development is due to start later this year.

In addition, the PSA has authorized the company to drill an exploration well on the Sigrun East prospect in licenses PL025 and 187, 12 km (7.5 mi) southeast of the Gudrun field in 109 m (357 ft) water depth.

The semisub West Phoenix is scheduled to begin the 53-day campaign in October.

Finally, the PSA has approved PGNiG Upstream Norway’s planned exploration well 6507/5-9 S on the Shrek prospect in 358 m (1,174 ft) of water in PL838.

The location is 9 km (5.6 mi) south of the Aker BP-operated Skarv field and 24 km (14.9 mi) northeast of Heidrun.

The semisub Deepsea Nordkapp is due to spud the well this weekend.

08/27/2019

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