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Det norske receives consent for exploration drilling on the Ivar Aasen field

Det norske has received consent to drill three exploration wells on the Ivar Aasen field.

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) is the operator on the Ivar Aasen field, in block 16/1 in the central North Sea. The field is around 175 kilometres west of Karmøy in Rogaland county.

Det norske will be drilling three appraisal wells, designated 16/1-21 S, 16/1-21 A and 16/1-22. The first two consist of a main bore and a sidetrack, meaning that the three wells will be drilled from two different locations.

The geographical coordinates will be:

For 16/1-21 S and A:
58° 55' 41.70" N, 02° 13' 23.04" E

For 16/1-22:
58° 54' 23.10" N, 02° 09' 43.20" E

The combined duration of the drilling activities will be 153 days. The water depth at the two locations is 113 and 111 metres.

The wells will be drilled using the Maersk Interceptor mobile drilling facility, operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS. The facility was delivered by the Keppel FELS Shipyard in Singapore in 2014. It is registered in Singapore and classified by DNV GL.

Maersk Interceptor received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA on 5 December 2014.


Eileen Brundtland, press contact
Email: eileen.brundtland@ptil.no | +47 92 26 98 95