The Sigyn field is in production licence 072, where ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS (ExxonMobil) is the operator. The field contains gas, condensate and light oil. Production on the field began in 2002.
Sigyn has been developed using a subsea well template. The well stream is transported to the Sleipner A facility 12 kilometres north-west of the well template. The field is 222 kilometres west of Stavanger and the water depth in the area in 70 metres.
ExxonMobil has received consent to use the two mobile drilling facilities Island Frontier and Island Wellserver for undertaking light well intervention at Sigyn. The activities are scheduled to start in August and last to the end of 2016. It is provisionally uncertain as to which facility will be used for the well intervention, since this depends on optimising the work schedules for the two facilities.
The period may also be extended into 2017 if the availability of the facilities so dictates.
The PSA has granted ExxonMobil the consent for use applied for.
Island Frontier Island Wellserver
The two facilities are owned by Island Offshore, whose head offices are in Ulsteinvik.
Island Frontier was built in 2004 at the Søviknes yard. It is registered in Norway and classified by DNV GL. Island Frontier was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in October 2006.
Island Wellserver was built in 2008 at the Aker Langsten yard. It is registered in Norway and classified by DNV GL. Island Wellserver was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in April 2009.
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