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Bayerngas Norge AS has received consent to drill an exploration well in the North Sea

Bayerngas Norge AS (Bayerngas) is the operator for production licence 682 in the North Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 35/9-13 in a prospect called Tethys.


Drilling is scheduled to begin in mid-October 2017.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 61° 25' 20.34" N
  • 03° 49' 39.73" E

Water depth at the site is around 365 metres.

The well is to be drilled by Songa Enabler, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the CAT D type. It was delivered by the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016, is registered in Norway and classified by DNV GL.

Songa Enabler was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2016.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77