Lundin Norway AS has received the consent of the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the Island Innovator mobile drilling facility for drilling and production testing of wildcat well 7120/1-4 S in production licence 492 on the Gohta field.
The Gohta field is in the Barents Sea, 35 km north-west of the Snøhvit field.
Water depth at the site is approx. 332 metres.
Drilling is planned to begin in May 2014, with a duration of approx. 65 days.
Island Innovator is a Global Maritime GM4000-WI design semi-submersible mobile drilling facility built in 2012 at Cosco (Zhoushan) Shipyard in China. The facility is owned by Maracc ASA and operated by Odfjell Drilling. Its flag state is Norway, and DNV is the classification society.
Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
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