The consent covers the use of the Deepsea Nordkapp mobile drilling facility to drill a production well on the Alvheim field, for which Aker BP is the operator.
Drilling is scheduled to begin in February 2020 and is estimated to last for 90 days.
Deepsea Nordkapp is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Moss Maritime CS 60E type, owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling.
The facility was issued with Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in April 2019.
Alvheim is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, west of Heimdal. The water depth in the area is 120–130 metres. Alveim was discovered in 1998, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2004. The field has been developed with subsea templates tied to a production ship (FPSO). Production started in 2008.