The rigs will be built for operations on the Gullfaks and Oseberg oilfields from 2017, and will be registered in the Norwegian NOR-register at completion.

The Norwegian Maritime Authority participated in the naming ceremony for both rigs at Samsung shipyards at the end of November. In this context, Statoil has given the NMA very good feedback for our effort - both in this project and previous projects.

- We really appreciate such feedback. It shows us that we are on track to be a good support and assistance for owners of mobile offshoree units in their efforts to achieve the best possible safety, says Åse Waage, Head of section for Mobile Offshore Units at the NMA.

The NMA will be represented at the shipyard for final surveys most of the time until the rigs are delivered.

More on our section for Mobile Offshore Units