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Consent to use Mærsk Invincible at Valhall

Aker BP has received consent to use Mærsk Invincible for plugging wells at Valhall.

Valhall is an oil field in the far south of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, around 340 kilometres south-west of Stavanger. The field has been developed using six fixed steel-jacketed facilities with bridge connections. Water depth in the area is approx. 70 metres. Production began in 1982.

The consent applies to the use of Maersk Invincible for permanent plugging of wells drilled from the DP.

Production from Valhall DP is scheduled to end in the next few years. Three of the wells are still in production, while 18 have been shut down. Of these, 13 have been permanently plugged and abandoned, and Maersk Invincible will be used for plugging the other five.

Maersk Invincible is a jack-up drilling facility owned by Maersk Drilling, Denmark. It was delivered by the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016, is classified by DNV GL and registered in Singapore.

Maersk Invincible received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in April 2017.

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77