STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Valaris’ jackup Rowan Viking should start work early next year on a three-well infill drilling program well at the Edvard Grieg complex in the Norwegian North Sea, Lundin Energy revealed in its latest operations overview.
Development drilling for the Solveig Phase 1 and Rolvsnes extended well test tiebacks to the Grieg platform should also get under way in 1Q, using the semisubmersible West Bollsta. Both developments remain on course for start-up next summer.
Installation is under way of a subsea power cable from the Johan Sverdrup field center to the Grieg platform, part of an electrification project that involves removing the platform’s gas turbine power generation system and installing electric boilers to provide process heat.
Coronavirus restrictions slowed progress on the Edvard Grieg topsides modifications, but activity has now picked up pace. All subsea production and injection pipelines and satellite wellhead structures have been installed.
Earlier this month the Rowan Viking completed operations to abandon four subsea wells on Lundin’s Brynhild field. DeepOcean is due to remove the subsea facilities next summer.