Statoil Gets OK for Continued Use of Seawell for Light Well Intervention

In May 2005, Statoil received consent to use the Seawell to carry out a light well intervention campaign in 2005. The company has now applied for an extension of this consent until December 31, 2005.

The intervention campaign is taking place on the Statfjord satellites, Vigdis Øst, Gullfaks Sør, Åsgard, Heidrun, the Snorre subsea production facility (Snorre UPA) and Tordis.

According to the plan, the activities were to have been completed by November 14th. Because start-up of the campaign was delayed, Statoil needs an extended consent period until the end of the year.

During the extended period, well operations will take place only in the Tampen area. The work scope is unchanged as compared with the original application.

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has granted Statoil consent for continued use of the Seawell until December 31, 2005.