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Consent for exploration drilling for Statoil Petroleum AS

Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has received consent to drill an exploration well in block 6608/10 with an option for a sidetrack.


Statoil is the operator of development licence 128. The exploration well will be drilled in a prospect named Cape Vulture, with the designation 6608/10-17 S.

The geographical coordinates are:

  • 08° 03' 36" E
  • 66° 04' 16" N

Water depth at the site is 375 metres. 

Drilling is scheduled to begin in November and estimated to last up to 33 days. The estimated duration of an optional sidetrack is 16 days.

Drilling will be performed by Deepsea Bergen, which is an Aker H3 facility, built in 1983 and operated by Odfjell Drilling AS.

Deepsea Bergen was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2001.

The PSA has now granted Statoil consent for exploration drilling.

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