Fossil Energy – Heimdal Field
Equinor has approval from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for its plan for disposal of the facilities on the Heimdal Field in the North Sea.
Most of the wells were permanently plugged in 2015, with production ceasing altogether in 2020. Currently the Heimdal offshore complex serves as a gas processing center for tied-in fields but the role is due to end this year.
Equinor submitted its plan in 2020 and, according to the formal removal resolution, decommissioning must be completed by year-end 2028.
The PSA issued three further consents to the company for planned drilling and intervention programs.
The Transocean Encourage semisub is cleared for operations in Block 6506/9 in the Norwegian Sea, with the consent covering plugging, production drilling, completion, intervention and workover of well NC-1 Smørbukk Nord.
Deepsea Stavanger is authorized to drill exploration wells 35/11-26 S and 35/11-26 A on the Crino/Mulder prospect in Block 35/11 in 356 m water depth.