In July 2005, Hydro received our consent to use Bideford Dolphin (pictured) for production drilling on Fram (link).
In a letter dated 9 January 2007, Hydro has informed us that the company needs to make a change in the previously planned activities.
Hydro wants to expand the field development by drilling a cuttings injection well on a free-standing well template on Fram Øst. This entails placement of a single well template next to the production well template B-1.
The previous solution involving injection in the annulus of existing production wells will now be replaced by a dedicated cuttings injection well.
Based on the information that emerges from the company's letter of 9 January, as well as information in the original application for consent, we have issued Hydro consent to use the Bideford Dolphin to install the third well template and to drill a dedicated cuttings injection well.
Location of the Fram East Template (source: Hydro)
Contact person i the Petroleum Safety Authority