Statoil to drill at Oseberg East in summer 2015

Statoil ASA reported plans to start its drilling campaign in Oseberg East field offshore Norway in summer 2015.

Statoil said the drilling will be “an important measure” toward boosting recovery rates and doubling the lifetime of the field (OGJ Online, June 4, 2013).

The Oseberg East platform is 25 km northeast of the Oseberg field center. Recovery rates at Oseberg East are about 20%, and Statoil expects the first wells in the drilling campaign to improve recovery to as much as 30%.

“As operator, we are determined to ensure the greatest possible recovery of profitable barrels,” said Kjetil Hove, senior vice-president.

Statoil said recovery at Oseberg East is “demanding compared with the other Oseberg fields.”

Prosafe Offshore’s Safe Scandanavia support vessel will be modified to store and treat drilling fluid and cuttings, Statoil said. The modifications will be conducted by Westcon in Olensvag.

Statoil has 49.3% license share in Oseberg East. Partners are Petoro 33.6%, Total E&P Norge 14.7%, and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia 2.4%.

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