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Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling

Statoil has received consent to drill exploration well 6706/12-2.

Statoil is the operator for production licence 218 in block 6706/12 in the Norwegian Sea. Statoil applied for consent to drill exploration well 6706/12-2 using Transocean Spitsbergen in a prospect named Snedfrid Nord.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 67º 05' 08.63" N
  • 06º 52' 00.09" A

Drilling is planned to begin in February 2015, with a duration of 33 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Transocean Spitsbergen 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 facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in October 2012. 


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