Statoil’s three well drilling campaign in UK

14 July 2017

Statoil will soon commence a three-well exploration drilling campaign on the UK continental shelf. In early July, the Transocean Spitsbergen semi-submersible rig will spud the first well in the campaign.

The wells will be drilled in a continuous campaign that is expected to last approximately 2-3 months. The first well, Mariner Segment 9, could provide additional resources and increase the extent of the Mariner Field.

After completing the well, expected to take between 15 and 25 days, the rig will move to Jock Scott, a prospect on the underexplored margins of the Viking Graben. The well is expected to be completed in 20-40 days.

The last well of the campaign will be the Verbier opportunity in the Moray Firth area. The well is assumed to take 30-70 days to complete.