PGNiG Upstream Norway and Aker BP have signed a contract for the lease of the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Nordkapp operated by Odfjell Drilling. In autumn, the exploration nicely will begin to be drilled on the Shrek prospectus inside PL838 license. For the PGNiG Group, it will likely be the primary drill nicely within the position of an operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Deepsea Nordkapp might be used for drilling off the manufacturing wells within the Skogul and Aerfugl fields, after which for drilling the exploration nicely 6506/5-9 on the PL838 license within the Norwegian Sea. The drilling rig is a very new unit commissioned in January this 12 months. Its newest VI era permits for working in excessive marine setting. In April 2019, the rig will attain the Norwegian port of Bergen, the place it can endure the final checks earlier than being allowed to work offshore.
“Our information and former expertise have allowed us to arrange nicely for the primary drilling as an operator on the Norwegian shelf. PGNiG’s diversification technique assumes a big improve in its personal fuel manufacturing on this area,” mentioned Piotr Wo?niak, President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA.
Drilling on the Skogul and Aerfugl fields will start in May this 12 months. Aker BP is the operator in each licenses, and PGNiG Upstream Norway owns 35 p.c of shares in Skogul and 11.92 p.c of shares in Aerfugl. After completion of drilling on each fields, the rig might be put on the disposal of PGNiG Upstream Norway, which – as a license PL838 operator with 40 p.c of shares – will use it to drill the exploration nicely on the Shrek prospectus. The graduation of drilling works below this challenge is deliberate between September 1 and November 30, 2019. On the PL838 discipline, PGNiG Upstream Norway cooperates with Aker BP and DEA Norge, which have a 30 p.c of shares every.
Based in Warsaw, Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (PGNiG) is the chief within the Polish pure fuel market.
Deepsea Nordkapp is an ultra-deepwater harsh setting semi-submersible constructed by Samsung in South Korea. The drillship, initially named Stena MidMax, was ordered by Stena Drilling in 2013, however the U.Okay. driller canceled the order in 2017. Odfjell Drilling acquired the unit in April 2018. Deepsea Nordkapp is reported en path to Norway. (Source: PGNiG)
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