AkerBP has been granted permission to use Maersk Interceptor drilling rig on the Tambar field close to the Norwegian border with the UK North Sea.
Two wells are to be drilled in water depth of 67 meters.
Maersk Interceptor was delivered from Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in 2014.
The facility is owned by Maersk AS and hosted by Maersk Drilling Norge AS.
Maersk Interceptor received compliance quo (CUT) from PSA in December 2014.
Tambar was discovered in 1983 and became operational in July 2001.
AkerBP has also been authorized to make modifications attached to gas lift at Tambar.
The gas lift project is part of a major field development project at Tambar. The field development project involves a drilling campaign with two new wells, gas lifts on existing and new wells, lifetime extension, and some minor modifications.
In the gas lift project, one will benefit from existing pipelines between Ula and Gyda to supplement Tambar with gas lift from Ula.
Gas lifting equipment will be installed for up to six producing wells at Tambar. This also includes the installation of a new gas lift module with control functions.
Gas lift is installed because the pressure in the reservoir at Tambar is no longer sufficient to provide satisfactory production.