Statoil is the operator on the Svalin field, located in block 25/11 in the central part of the North Sea. The field has been developed using standardised solutions for subsea production. The plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in November 2012, and production began back in June 2014.
The Svalin field is around eight kilometres south-west of the Grane field. Water depth in the area is approximately 120 metres. The well stream from the field is processed at the Grane facility.
Statoil has now received consent to use the Transocean Leader mobile drilling facility to plug exploration well 25/11-16 permanently. The well currently has a temporary plug.
Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility delivered in 1987 by Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea. The facility is operated by Transocean and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in December 2004.
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