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New Rig Concept to Improve Recovery

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/2/2012, Location: Europe

Statoil is preparing an invitation to tender for a new type of drilling rig for mature fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The new rigs, known as category J, will be jack-ups designed by the industry on behalf of Statoil. Statoil will propose for licence groups to take on ownership of these rigs. In order to realize the full potential of the NCS, increasing drilling activity on mature fields is important. Lower rig rates, greater drilling efficiency and access to rigs are key factors to meet this challenge. The new rig concept is designed to meet these requirements.

Oystein Arvid Haland, head of drilling and well in Statoil.

“The key to maintain today’s production level on the NCS towards 2020 is improved recovery from existing fields and fast and effective development of new fields. We need to drill more wells to deliver on our production ambitions,” says Oystein Arvid Haland, head of drilling and well in Statoil.

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