Drilling north of Kristin
An exploration well is being drilled for Statoil by Scarabeo 5 north of the group’s Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea.
Targeted at a separate structure in the 134 B licence, this operation aims to check whether gas and condensate are present. It is due to take 96 days to reach a depth of 5,000 metres.
“The results of this well could be significant for further development of Kristin,” comments sector manager Ørjan Birkeland.
Before the Saipem-operated rig laid a course for the Norwegian Sea, it was upgraded to drill for Statoil and Shell in structures with high temperature and pressure.
Shell is due to use the unit later on a well which has similarities with the current operation.