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Consent for use of Deepsea Bergen at Huldra

Equinor has received consent to use Deepsea Bergen for the permanent plugging of well 20/2-1 at Huldra.

Huldra is in the northern North Sea, 16 kilometres west of the Veslefrikk field. The field was proven in 1982, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1999.

Production started in 2001 and was terminated in 2014.

The field was developed by means of a wellhead platform including a simple process facility, and was remotely controlled from Veslefrikk B.


Equinor is the operator for production licences 051 and 052B. We have now given the company consent to use Deepsea Bergen for a permanently plugback of exploration well 30/2-1 on the Huldra field.

The operation is scheduled to start in mid-October 2018 and is estimated to last 26 days.

Well 30/2-1 is on the Huldra field, between the Oseberg and Kvitebjørn fields in the northern North Sea. The geographical coordinates are:

Water depth at the site is 125 metres.

The well is to be plugged by Deepsea Bergen, which is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-3.2 type, built by Aker Verdal in 1983. It is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The facility is classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway.

Deepsea Bergen was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2001.

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