BP Secures Borgland Dolphin for Production Drilling at Skarv

BP Norge AS has received consent to use the Borgland Dolphin semisub for production drilling and exploration drilling on the Skarv field.

Skarv is located in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea, about 35 km southwest of the Norne field and 210 km west of Sandnessjoen. The development is a unitization of the 6507/5-1 Skarv and 6507/3-3 Idun deposits. The water depth in the area is between 350 and 450 meters.

The development concept is a floating production facility (FPSO) tied to five well templates on the seabed.

The consent relates to the drilling of 11 production wells and one exploration well during the time period from mid-November 2009 to around the end of April 2011.