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Consent to use Rowan Norway on the Ekofisk field

ConocoPhillips has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the Rowan Norway mobile drilling facility for well operations at Ekofisk 2/4- M in production licence 018.

Ekofisk is an oil field lying in 70-75 metres of water in the southern North Sea. The field was produced to tankers until a concrete storage tank was installed in 1973. Since then, the field has been further developed with many facilities, including riser facilities for associated fields and export pipelines.

The operation is scheduled to start in August 2014.

Rowan Norway is a jack-up drilling facility built in 2011 at Keppel Fels in Singapore. It is registered in Panama and classified by DnV.

The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 21 December 2012.

The PSA has now granted ConocoPhillips consent in accordance with the application.


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