Norway: OMV Gets NPD Nod for Hades Drilling
Austrian oil and gas firm OMV has been granted a permit for the drilling of the offshore well 6506/11-12 S in the Norwegian Sea.The company's Norwegian subsidiary OMV Norge will use the Island Innovator semi-submersible to drill the appraisal well at the prospect named Hades in the production license 644.OMV Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 percent. The other licensees are Equinor (40 percent), DNO (20 percent), and Spirit Energy (10 percent).The well will be drilled about 4 kilometers west of the Morvin field.
DSM Begins Work for New Mooring Contract
Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vryhof company, has commenced operations as part of a newly awarded contract to provide pre-lay mooring products and services to the Deepsea Bergen semisubmersible drilling rig on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Austrian oil & gas company OMV has deployed the semi-submersible rig to support drilling activities in the region. With operations coordinated out of DSM’s equipment base in Mongstad, Norway the pre-lay mooring Equipment and services provided will include chain…
Island Innovator Has Left Hanøytangen
Semco Maritime, Norway has completed the upgrade project on the rig Island Innovator. The rig left the Semco Maritime yard at Hanøytangen on Friday, February 24th. It has been in the yard since September 2016. After various modification and service work the rig will now mobilize to the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea to work for Lundin Petroleum, drilling for 16/1-27 appraisal well for 30 to 35 days. During the yard stay the 5-year SPS (Special Periodic Survey) classification has been performed on the rig.
Bourbon Takes Delivery of AHTS
BOURBON announced that it has taken delivery, as scheduled, of the Bourbon Arctic from Norway's Vard Brattvåg shipyard and completed her first anchor handling operation. The vessel was engaged in the disconnection and unmooring operation of the Island Innovator drilling rig located at the Fosen field in the central North Sea. As a large Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel, the Bourbon Arctic is specially designed to operate in remote areas all over the world and equipped for advanced anchor handling and towing operations.
Semco Maritime Hanøytangen to Service Island Innovator
Semco Maritime is to refurbish and service semisub rig Island Innovator when the rig arrives at Semco Maritime’s dock area at Hanøytangen, Bergen, in early March. Island Innovator is owned by Island Drilling and operated by Oddfjell Drilling, and the rig is constructed in 2012 and fitted with the latest in production equipment and state-of-the-art leisure and accommodation areas with one-man cabins for the 120 person crew. “The rig arrives at Hanøytangen from an…
Lime Petroleum Takes Stake in Lundin Norway Well
Rex International Holding Limited’s jointly-controlled entity, Lime Petroleum Norway AS has signed an agreement with Lundin Petroleum Norway AS to acquire a 30 percent stake in license PL338C in the Norway’s North Sea, pending regulatory approval. The North Sea license is operated by Lundin and an exploration well in the license was spudded by the semi-submersible Island Innovator on February 15, 2015. The prospect to be drilled, named Gemini, is located about 10 km from the Edvard Grieg production platform.
Lime Norway, Lundin Participates in First Well in Norway
Rex International Holding Limited together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), announced that its jointly-controlled entity, Lime Petroleum Norway AS (“Lime Norway”) has signed an agreement with Lundin Petroleum Norway AS (“Lundin”) to acquire a 30 per cent stake in licence PL338C in the North Sea, Norway. The transfer of the 30 per cent stake is pending regulatory approval. The North Sea licence is operated by Lundin and an exploration well in the licence was spudded by the semi-submersible Island Innovator on 15 February 2015.