Fossil Energy – Drilling
The 3,900-ft semisubmersible rig Deepsea Yantai is set to spud an HPHT well in the North Sea off Norway for Wellesley Petroleum.
The rig is owned by CIMC Raffles and managed by Odfjell Drilling.
According to the latest AIS data, the rig is moving towards the Carmen well (35/10-10 S) location in the North Sea to start its work for Wellesley, which was announced in April 2022. The 35/10-10 S well is located in PL1148 and it is operated by Wellesley with DNO Norge, Aker BP, and Equinor as partners.
Carmen will be Wellesley’s first operated HPHT well and is located in the prolific Brent fairway in the FANTA area that has delivered four commercial discoveries in the last several years. The company secured the safety consent to use the Deepsea Yantai for this well as well as the drilling permit in February 2023. The water depth at the site is 360 meters.