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Consent to carry out exploration drilling with COSLPioneer in block 33/12

Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling in the northern North Sea with the COSL Pioneer mobile facility.


The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 33/12-9S which is part of production licence 152. Statoil (70%) is the operator with Petoro (30%) as the partner.

COSLPioneer’s planned position when drilling well 33/12-9S is:

N 61°01’ 46.89”, E 1°56’ 0.72”. Water depth at the site is 132 metres.

The earliest date for start-up of drilling is mid-October 2011. The operation has an estimated duration of 72 days.

COSLPioneer (photo: S.H. Glette, Ptil)

COSLPioneer is a type GM 4000D semi-submersible drilling facility, operated by COSL Drilling Europe AS.

Link: COSL Drilling receives an Acknowledgement of Compliance for COSLPioneer

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