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Repsol receives consent for exploration drilling

Repsol has received consent to drill exploration well 6705/7-1 in the Norwegian Sea.


Repsol Norge AS (Repsol) is the operator for production licence 705 in the Norwegian Sea.

The PSA has given Repsol consent to drill exploration well 6705/7-1 in a prospect named Stordal. 

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 67o 15' 05.14" N
  • 05o 10' 29.12" E

The drilling site is in the deep-water section of the Norwegian Sea, around 395 kilometres west of Bodø. Water depth at the site is 1410 metres.

Drilling is scheduled to start in early March and to last 33 days, or 48 days if a discovery is made.

The well is to be drilled by Transocean Spitsbergen, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type, owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd. It was built at the Aker Stord yard in 2009, is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL. Transocean Spitsbergen received a new Acknowledgement of Compliance from the PSA in November 2012 following a change of ownership.

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