Talisman Taps Maersk Guardian for North Sea P&A Operations

Talisman Energy Norway AS (Talisman) has received consent to use the Maersk Guardian jackup for the plugging and abandoning of wildcat well 7/8-5 S, Krabbe.

The well is part of production license 301, and is in the southern part of the North Sea, about 245 kilometers to the southwest of Egersund. The water depth at the site is approximately 81 meters.

The following activities will be carried out:

  • The removal of the upper temporary barrier.
  • Cutting and removing 9-5/8" casing and setting a permanent concrete plug.
  • Removal of 13-3/8" casing at least 5 meters below seabed-level.

According to the consent application, startup is planned for May/ June 2009 at the earliest.


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