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Consent for use of Scarabeo 5 for well plugging

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted Statoil consent to use Scarabeo 5 for plugging well 6406/2-7-1 in the Norwegian Sea.

The purpose of the operation is to carry out permanent plugging of exploration well 6406/2-7.

The rig will have the following geographical coordinates:
• 64° 50' 22,895" N
• 06° 20' 31,179" E

The operation is planned to start in July 2014 with an expected duration of 47 days.

Water depth at the site is around 293 metres and it is 6390 metres from the nearest installation, the Kristin Q Flowline.
Scarabeo 5 is a mobile drilling facility built in Italy at Fincantieri Shipyards in Genoa, and completed in 1990. It is operated by Saipem Norwegian Branch (Saipem).

The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in May 2003.

Journal 2014/598






Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064