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MOL Norge has received consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea

We have given MOL Norge consent for exploration drilling of well 2/6-6 S in the North Sea.


MOL Norge is the operator for production licence 860. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 2/6-6 S, which aims to investigate a prospect named Oppdal/Driva.

The well is to be drilled in the southern sector of the northern North Sea, 45 kilometres east of the Valhall and Ekofisk fields and 20 kilometres north of the boundary with Denmark.

The location has the following geographical coordinates:

  • 56° 30’ 40.73 N
  • 03° 54’ 49.22 E

Water depth at the site is 70 metres.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in September 2018 and expected to last between 66 and 71 days.

The well will be drilled by Rowan Viking which is a jack-up mobile drilling facility built in Singapore in 2010. Rowan Viking is operated by Rowan Norway Ltd. The facility was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in August 2014.

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