Fossil energy – Southwark
IOG plans to start drilling in the Southwark offshore field in the North Sea of the UK after a two-month hiatus due to a problem with one of the offshore drilling rig legs.
IOG is focusing on the development of gas fields in the southern North Sea under the Saturn Banks Project. In June, the company installed Bryce and Southwark gas platforms at their respective offshore field locations in the United Kingdom.
Two normally unmanned remote control platforms located in the southern North Sea are part of IOG’s Saturn Bank project and consist of the gas resources of the six British South and North Sea gas fields discovered. Phase 1 of Saturn Bank focuses on the development of the Blythe, Elgood, and Southwark fields.
The company’s Southwark development and drilling program then ran into problems in October. A problem was discovered on one of the legs of a Noble Hans Deul jack-up drilling rig.
After a successful investigation and repair, the rig was remobilized from Dundee Port on December 3 and arrived at the Southwark Platform 500m Zone on December 9.