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OMV receives consent for exploration drilling

OMV has received consent to drill two exploration wells 7324/7-3 S and 7324/8-3 in the Barents Sea.


OMV is the operator for production licence 537. The field is around 166 nautical miles north of Hammerfest and 250 nautical miles north-east of Tromsø.

The coordinates of the wells will be:

  • 73° 26' 30.7" N
  • 24° 15' 39.8" E

Drilling will be carried out by Transocean Spitsbergen, which is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type. The facility was completed in 2009 at the Aker Solutions yard in Stord; it is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL.

The PSA has now granted OMV consent for exploration drilling.

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