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Consent to carry out exploration drilling in block 6607/12

Total E&P Norge AS (Total) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 6607/12-2S in the Norwegian Sea with the Songa Delta mobile facility.


The well will be drilled in production licence 127, with Total as the operator (50%) and Statoil as partner (50%).

The well is located in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea approx. 10 kilometres from Norne. The closest distance to land is Ytre Vikna (181 km). The water depth at the site is 383 m.

The activity has a planned duration of approx. 66 days.

The Songa Delta semi-submersible drilling facility is owned by Songa Offshore and operated by Odfjell Drilling.

Songa Delta is a type Ocean Ranger third generation mobile drilling facility, commissioned at Rauma Repola in Finland in 1981.

The facility has been modified several times, and is registered in Norway with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as  classification society.

Songa Delta received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in June 2009.

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