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Consent to use Scarabeo 5 at Snorre

Statoil has received consent to use Scarabeo 5 for maintenance of a production well on the Snorre field.


Snorre is an oil field in the Tampen area of the North Sea, around 150 kilometres west of Florø. The field has been developed using two floating integrated production facilities, Snorre A and B, and one subsea template tied back to Snorre A. Production at Snorre began in 1992.

Statoil has received consent from the PSA to use the Scarabeo 5 mobile drilling facility for maintaining well 34/7-A8 HT. The well has been shut down for a while and the aim of the activity is to make improvements to the well with a view to putting it back into production.

Water depth at the site is 335 metres. The activity is scheduled to begin in early August and to last 22 days.

Scarabeo 5 is a semi-submersible drilling facility, built by Fincantieri in Genoa in 1990. It is registered in the Bahamas and classified by Rina/ABS. Scarabeo 5 was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in May 2003.

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