Transocean Spitzbergen Heads Back to Work

The Aker H-6e design semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Spitzbergen is back to work this week for Statoil after a few months of suspended operations, according to Terry Bonno, Transocean's SVP Marketing during last week's 2014 earnings call.  The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said on Monday it has granted approval for Statoil to drill a wildcat well Roald … [Read more...]

Statoil Wildcat Well Reveals Gas North of Norway

The Statoil-contracted rig Transocean Spitsbergen has made a gas discovery while drilling at production license 614 approximately 300 kilometers north of Hammerfest, Norway. Well 7324/9-1 was drilled to a TVD of 1060 meters and "encountered about ten metres of gas-filled reservoir rocks in the Stø formation in the Realgrunn sub-group with good reservoir quality. About 50 … [Read more...]

Transocean Spitsbergen Gets Go Ahead to Spud-In North of Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has granted the Statoil-contracted semi-submersible Transocean Spitsbergen the approval to begin drilling at production licence 393 in the Barents Sea located approximately 42 kilometers north of the northern tip of Norway in 294 meters of water. The PSA notes that drilling is planned to begin in September 2014 with a duration of … [Read more...]