Statoil recieves consent to use West Elara for drilling, completion at Valemon field


STAVANGER -- Statoil has been given consent to use the West Elara mobile drilling facility to drill and complete production wells 34/11-B-6 and 34/11-B-16 at Valemon field. Planned drilling start-up is September or October 2017. The drilling operations are expected to last for 160 days.

Valemon is a gas and condensate field in the northern sector of the North Sea, just west of Kvitebjørn. The field has been developed using a fixed production platform. Production began in 2015.

West Elara is a jack-up drilling facility, delivered by Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd in Singapore in 2011. The facility was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AOC) by the PSA in 2011.

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