The wells are located in the northern sector of the Barents Sea, 138 kilometres south-west of Bjørnøya and 310 kilometres north of Hammerfest.
The drilling location's geographical coordinates will be:
Water depth at the site is around 454 metres.
The well is to be drilled by the Island Innovator semi-submersible mobile drilling facility. The facility is a Global Maritime GM4000 type, delivered by the COSCO Shipyard in China in 2012. It is owned by Island Drilling Company, operated by Odfjell Drilling, is Norwegian-flagged and classified by DNV GL.
The consent has been issued on the following conditions: Concerning the drilling of well 7322/7-2, this cannot start until the results of well 7322/7-1 are known and an updated drilling programme has been sent to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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