Spirit Energy is the operator for production licence 682 in the North Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 35/9-14 in a prospect named "Tethys".
Spirit Energy received consent for exploration well 35/9-13 in 2017, but had to plug this well due to technical problems. Well 35/9-14 will be identical to well 35/9-13, but 30 metres away from it.
Drilling is scheduled to begin in January 2018 and will last 30 days. A possible sidetrack and well testing will be in addition.
The well's geographical coordinates will be:
Water depth at the site is 365 metres.
The well is to be drilled by Songa Enabler, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the CAT D type. It was delivered by the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016, is registered in Norway and classified by DNV-GL.
Songa Enabler was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2016.
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