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Consent for use of Rowan Stavanger

Repsol Norge AS (Repsol) has received consent for the use of Rowan Stavanger for permanent plugging of wells on the Varg field.


Varg is an oil field in the North Sea, around 220 kilometres south-west of Utsira in Rogaland county. The field was developed using the Varg A wellhead facility, subsea structures and the Petrojarl Varg mobile production facility (FPSO). Production from the field began in 1998.

The wells to be plugged are in production licence 038 which is in the southern sector of the North Sea, around 230 kilometers south-west of Stavanger.

Planned start-up of the operation is 1 September 2017, with an expected duration of approximately 208 days.

Rowan Stavanger is a jack-up facility of the KFELS N class, delivered in 2011 by Keppel FELS Shipyard of Singapore. Rowan Stavanger is operated by Rowan Drilling Norway AS.

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