Island Innovator Comes Up Dry Near Johan Sverdrup

island innovator drilling rig
Image: Island Offshore

Island Innovator, the Marrac ASA-owned and Odfjell-managed semi-submersible drilling unit, has come up dry on a well drilled for Lundin Petroleum offshore Norway.

The rig is on a 12 well drilling contract with Lundin and for the past month has been drilling a side-track well just north of the Johan Sverdrup discovery. The Swedish independent oil and gas company notes that a non-commercial reservoir was found at a total depth of 2,028 meters below mean sea level.

Island Innovator’s next stop is to continue drilling the Edvard Grieg appraisal well 16/1-18 in PL338.

Also drilling offshore Norway for Lundin is the Bredford Dolphin at Johan Sverdrup and the Transocean Barents at the Langlitinden prospect, which is located some 80 km northeast of the Snøhvit Field in the Barents Sea.