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Statoil receives consent to use Scarabeo 5

Statoil has received consent to use Scarabeo 5 for plugging and production drilling.

Statoil is the operator of the Kristin field, which is in blocks 6406/2 and 6506/11 at Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil will plug well 6406/2-R-4 BHT2 permanently and simultaneously drill a new production well as a sidetrack from the well being plugged. The new production well will be designated 6406/2-R-4-CH. The well template to which the well belongs has these geographical coordinates:

  • 64o 57' 36.86" N
  • 0626' 19.14" E

Water depth at the site is 355 metres and the combined activities are estimated to last 138 days.

The PSA has now granted Statoil consent to use the Scarabeo 5 mobile drilling facility for these activities.

Scarabeo 5 is a type ME 4500 drilling facility and was built at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Genoa, Italy in 1990. It is operated by Saipem Norwegian Branch (Saipem). It is registered in the Bahamas and classified by 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