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Statoil receives consent to use Island Frontier for well-plugging work

Statoil has received consent to use Island Frontier for preparatory well-plugging work at Statfjord Øst and Sleipner Øst.


Statfjord Øst is an oilfield located around seven kilometers north-east of the Statfjord field in the northern part of the North Sea. The field has been developed using three subsea templates tied back to the Statfjord C facility.

Sleipner Øst is a gas-condensate field in the central North Sea. The field has been developed using an integrated processing, drilling and accomodation facility with a gravity base structure and associated subsea templates.

Statoil has received consent to use Island Frontier, which is a mobile well-intervention facility, for work preparatory to subsequent permanent plugging of four wells, two at Statfjord Øst and two at Sleipner Øst. These wells are designed 33/9-M-1 AH, 33/9-K-2 H, 15/9-D-1 H and 15/9-D-3 H.

Island Frontier was built at Søviknes Verft AS in 2004. It is 106 metres long, with a beam of 21 metres. Island Frontier is registered in Norway and is classified by DNV GL.

The facility was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in October 2006.

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