Statoil has delayed new work for the Scarabeo 5 rig until May.
The company had previously planned for the rig to start new work from next month.
A spokesman for Statoil said the delay in work resuming for the rig was needed to assess what kind of operations it would next be used on.
According to reports in Norway, several plans are being considered for the rig.
The Scarabeo 5 was first suspended from October last year and the end of 2015.
Last month, Statoil initially confirmed the rig would be back in operation from March 1st to plug an old well.