Oselvar P&A Work Underway

Decommissioning work to conclude in 2022.

Borgland Dolphin
Borgland Dolphin semisubmersible.

Decommissioning of the DNO Norge-operated Oselvar field has kicked off with the operator contracting semisubmersible Borgland Dolphin for plug-and-abandonment work. Oselvar is in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea, 20 km southwest of the Ula field. The water depth is 70 m. Oselvar was discovered in 1991, and the plan for development and operation was approved in 2009. The field was developed via a trio of subsea wells tied to Ula. Production started in 2012 and ended in 2018.

The Borgland Dolphin was moved to the field on 20 March. The rig recently went through a series of upgrades including the installation of new shale shakers, new standpipe manifold, an upgraded drilling control system, and an upgraded helideck.

Decommissioning must be completed by the end of 2022.