Shelf Drilling hands out North Sea job to Norwegian firm

Shelf Drilling hands out North Sea job to Norwegian firm - Merchant Navy Info - news

The new deal with Shelf Drilling will enable Soiltech to deliver treatment for contaminated water. On the Sleipner field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea with the Shelf Drilling Barsk jack-up rig. It will work for Equinor. The second quarter of 2024 is when we anticipate this assignment to begin.

Jan Erik Tveteraas, Soiltech’s CEO, commented: “This will be our first project with Shelf Drilling. We really look forward to delivering our innovative waste management services.”

Under the terms of the contract, the Norwegian cleantech service player will use its slop treatment technology (STT). Also, clean contaminated water without chemicals to reduce waste by up to 95%, resulting in a reduction in CO2 emissions.

It was previously known as the Noble Lloyd Noble jack-up rig. Shelf Drilling acquired it because Noble resolved competition concerns regarding its merger with Maersk Drilling, which concluded in 2022. GustoMSC CJ70-X150-ST designed the 2016-built Shelf Drilling Barsk jack-up rig, which can accommodate 140 people.

The rig secured a contract with Equinor in April 2023 for operations at the Sleipner Vest field offshore Norway. The company plans to start operations between May and July 2024, and the deal includes options for two additional wells, though the initial contract is only for two wells.

The Sleipner Vest field was discovered in blocks 15/6 and 15/9 in 1974. Gas and condensate production started in August 1996. Two platforms, Sleipner B and Sleipner T, developed this field.

Recently, Shelf Drilling obtained a contract extension for a jack-up rig working on an assignment in the Gulf of Suez off. It is the coast of Egypt with Gemsa Petroleum Company (Gempetco).

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