OSLO, Norway — OKEA has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the facilities for the new Hasselmus subsea tieback on the Draugen Field platform in the southern Norwegian Sea.
Hasselmus is a gas discovery; the consent relates to the startup and operation of the subsea facilities.The PSA has issued further consents for two drilling programs in the North Sea. Equinor has authorization to use the Transocean Enablersemisubfor production drilling at the Utgard Field, covering plugging, drilling and completion of well 15/8-G-1 AH.
The Utgard Field is in the central North Sea, straddling the boundary between Norway and the UK, and 20 km west of the Sleipner Field center. Water depth is 110 m to 120 m.
The plan for development and operation, approved in 2017, called for a four-slot subsea template with two wells tied back to the Sleipner T facility for processing and reduction of the CO2 content in the gas. Production started in 2019.
Equinor also has permission to station the mobile drilling rig Askepott alongside the Martin Linge A platform, close to the UK border in the northern North Sea. Production began in 2021.