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Statoil receives consent to use Songa Encourage at Troll

Statoil has received consent to use Songa Encourage for drilling and completing a production well on the Troll field.


The Troll field is in the North Sea, around 65 kilometres west of Kollsnes in Hordaland county. The field has been developed using three integrated process and accommodation facilities, Troll A, B and C, and subsea well templates tied back to the B and C facilities.

Troll contains around 40 per cent of the total gas reserves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, but is also among the largest oil fields on the shelf.

We have given Statoil consent to use the Songa Encourage mobile drilling facility to drill and complete production well 31/2-O-24 on the Troll field.

The well is to be drilled in a well template tied back to Troll C by a subsea pipeline. Water depth at the site is 338 metres.

The drilling work is scheduled to take 71 days.

Songa Encourage is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the GVA 4000 type, operated by Songa Offshore. It was built at the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016. It is classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway.

Songa Encourage was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in April 2016.

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