The PSA has announced it has granted ConocoPhillips consent to use the Rowan Norway mobile drilling facility for plugging and abandonment of wells at Ekofisk 2/4 B.
Ekofisk is an oilfield lying in 70-75 m of water in the southern North Sea. The field was produced to tankers until a concrete storage tank was installed in 1973. Since then, the field has been further developed with many facilities, including riser facilities for associated fields and export pipelines.
The operation will start in February 2016.
Rowan Norway is a jack-up drilling facility built in 2011 at Keppel Fels in Singapore. It is registered in Panama and classified by DnV GL.
The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance on 21 December 2012.
The PSA has now granted ConocoPhillips consent in accordance with the application.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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