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Aker BP receives consent to use Transocean Arctic at Alvheim

Aker BP has received consent to use Transocean Arctic to drill two production wells on the Alvheim field.


Alvheim is an oil and gas field in the North Sea close to the boundary with the UK sector and west of Bømlo in Hordaland county. The field has been developed using subsea wellhead templates which are tied back to the Alvheim FPSO production vessel.

The two wells are designated 24/6-A-6 and 24/6-A-7 and are to be drilled in Boa, which is one of the four reservoirs comprising the Alvheim field.

Transocean Arctic is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Marosso 56 type, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan in 1987. It was upgraded in 2004, is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Marshall Islands.

The facility is operated by Transocean Ltd. It was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2004.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77