The exploration well to be drilled is located approximately 300 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen and 50 kilometers southeast of the Aasta Hansteen field. The drilling will be carried out with the drilling rig Transocean Norge. Start-up is expected in late summer this year.
OMV has decided to use the Helgeland Base in Sandnessjøen for supply and logistics services based on commercial and technical criteria.
- Helgeland Base stand out as the best supply base alternative to support the drilling operation in an efficient manner, says Communications Manager Kurt Hentsch Michelsen at OMV.
OMV will utilize existing helicopter capacity to transport rig personnel to and from Brønnøysund.
- With the existing capacity for this drilling operation the base in Brønnøysund is the best choice, says Michelsen.
OMV (Norge) AS is the operator of the drilling operation and has had a good dialogue about base selection with the relevant municipalities and Nordland County Council, as well as several stakeholder groups in Helgeland.
- The base selection is important in the execution of the drilling operation and will create local ripple effects in the region, says Michelsen.