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Consent for exploration drilling for Eni Norge

Eni Norge has received consent to drill an exploration well in block 7222 in the Barents Sea.

Eni Norge is the operator for production licence 226 in the Barents Sea. The well is to be drilled in a prospect named Aurelia, with the designation 7222/1-1.

The geographical coordinates are:

72° 56' 45.9401" N
22° 19' 26.1847" E

Water depth at the site is 424 metres.

Drilling is estimated to last for 58 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Drilling is to be performed by Scarabeo 8 which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Moss CS 50 MkII design. The facility is winterised and is designed for working at water depths of between 70 and 3050 metres.

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