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Tor field : ConocoPhillips gets PSA nod for production drilling

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has granted consent to ConocoPhillips to use the West Linus jack-up rig for production drilling on the Tor field located in the Norwegian sector in the North Sea.

The PSA consent allows for the drilling and completion of eight production wells as part of the new development of the Tor field (Tor II).

The West Linus jack-up rig, which is of the Gusto MSC CJ70-X150A type, is owned and operated by Seadrill. The jack-up rig secured an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in 2014 from the PSA.

The Tor field was in production from 1978 to 2015. Earlier this year, a new plan for development and operation (PDO) of Tor II was approved.

The development of Tor II will include a couple of seabed templates and a tieback to the Ekofisk platform for processing and export. As per the plans, Tor II is expected to begin production in 2020.

Tor field West Linus jack-up rig

ConocoPhillips gets PSA nod for production drilling on Tor field with West Linus jack-up rig. Photo courtesy of Seadrill Limited.

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