STAVANGER, Norway – The mobile offshore drilling and production platform Mærsk Inspirer has been installed at the Yme field in the southern Norwegian North Sea, after departing Aker Solutions’ yard in Egersund late last year.
The rig, previously used for drilling and production at the Volve field, had undergone modifications at the yard. A new wellhead module was also fabricated at Egersund.
Adolfo Azcarraga, the Yme new development manager for operator Repsol Norge, said: “It has been imperative that we delivered the Mærsk Inspirer scope of work in a safe and reliable manner to take the rig offshore.
“Maersk Drilling and their subcontractor Aker Solutions have demonstrated a good safety performance throughout the onshore part of the project.”
The project has now entered the offshore hookup and commissioning phase. First oil is due to flow during the second half of this year.
Repsol Norge operates with a 55% interest, in partnership with Lotos Exploration and Production Norge AS (20%), KUFPEC Norway (10%), and OKEA (15%).