KCA DEUTAG has secured a drilling contract from Statoil to provide drilling services at the Kvitebjørn gas and condensate field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The contract is for a primary period of two years with the option to extend by two further periods of two years each.

KCA DEUTAG and Statoil have jointly developed the Managed Pressure Drilling technology which will be used to drill in a depleted reservoir at a depth of 4000 metres with high temperatures and under high pressure.

KCA DEUTAG operates on seven of Statoil’s rigs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and has operated drilling services on the Kvitebjørn platform in block 34/11, east of Gullfaks since 2003.