Aker BP has been granted permission to use the Maersk Interceptor drilling facility in the North Sea.
The jack-up rig will be used for drilling and completion of two water injection wells on the Ivar Aasen field.
The field lies around 110 miles west of Karmøy in Norway in the northern North Sea.
Drilling is expected to begin in February.
Norway’s petroleum safety authority says the Maersk Interceptor was delivered by the Keppel Shipyard of Singapore in 2014.
The facility is owned by Maersk AS and and operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS.