Statoil lets contract for integrated drilling services

Statoil ASA has let a 1.15-billion kroner contract to Schlumberger Norway for integrated drilling services on Norwegian continental shelf licenses Gullfaks, Gullfaks Satellites, Snorre, Statfjord, Tordis-Vigdis, and Visund.

The deal, which includes exploration drilling, takes effect Sept. 1 for an initial duration of 2 years, with three optional 2-year extensions.

Services under the agreement include the delivery of directional drilling, measurement while drilling, logging while drilling, and mud logging services. Schlumberger also will provide RT data transfer, integrated operations and onshore support, drilling optimization, and drilling equipment.

Statoil says Schlumberger holds extensive operational experience relating to the respective licenses and exploration of the NCS.

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