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Statoil Dagny Jack-up drilling rig awarded to Maersk

Statoil validated concept for $4 billion Dagny and Eirin oil and gas fields development




Partners and actual interests in Dagny are split between:

 – Statoil 58.5%

 – ExxonMobil 33%

 – Total 6.5%

 – Det norske oljeselskap 2%.

The final distribution of ownership interests will be subject to negotiations in the period leading up to the development decision.

Dagny is located 30 km north of Sleipner and Eirin is 9 km from Dagny

Dagny was originally discovered in 1974 and Eirin in 1978.

Dagny Øst (formerly Ermintrude) was proven in 2007.

Dagny and Eirin volumes of oil and gas are estimated at 300 million BOE

Reservoir depth is approximately 3,500 metres, water depth is about 120 metres

Expected total capital expenditure is between $4-5 billion (NOK 25-30 billion) for both Dagny and Eirin development.

This capital expenditure includes the rig chartering and drilling costs.

From the conceptual study Statoil and its partners selected:

– A fixed platform for the Dagny oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)

 – A sub-sea solution for the Eirin gas field 

Gas from Dagny will be exported through a tie-back to the infrastructure on Sleipner East, while offshore loading into shuttle tankers is proposed for the oil.

The seabed production installation on Eirin will be tie-back to the planned Dagny platform.

Originally a small gas discovery just north of the Sleipner fields, Dagny has been under assessment for development on a number of occasions since it was found in 1974.

The chosen solution for Dagny and Eirin will now be secured, with the award of front-end engineering and design (FEED) contracts.

Statoil awards Maersk a $605 million Jack-up rig

Statoil has awarded Maersk Drilling contract for chartering a completely new built jack-up rig for the Dagny field on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

The jack-up rig will drill on the Dagny oil and gas field in the North Sea.

This will be a completely new jack-up drilling rig that is to be built at KeppelFels in Singapore.

It will be the third of this type of rig built with the CJ-70 design.


Valued at $605 million, the contract runs for four years with two one-year option

Production drilling is scheduled to start the summer of 2015 by pre-drilling through the jacket before the platform deck is installed the summer of 2016

The final investment decision (FID) from the partners Statoil, ExxonMobil and Total is expected at the end of 2012/beginning of 2013, to complete Dagny and Eirin and start production at the end of 2016.

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