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Eni receives consent for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea

Eni has received consent to drill exploration well 7318/12-1 in the Barents Sea.


Eni Norge AS (Eni) is the operator for production licence 716, in blocks 7318/11 and 7318/12 in the Barents Sea. 

Eni has received consent from the PSA to drill well 7318/12-11 in a prospect named Boné-Bigorna. The well's coordinates will be

73o 07' 46.84" N
1843' 04.17" E

The drilling location is around 320 kilometres north-west of Hammerfest. Water depth at the site is 418 metres. The drilling work is scheduled to take 55 days.

The well is to be drilled using the Scarabeo 8 mobile facility, which is owned and operated by Saipem SpA. Scarabeo 8 was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in May 2012.

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