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Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling

Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 15/6-13.


Statoil is the operator for production licences 029B and 303 in block 15/6 in the central North Sea.

Statoil is to drill well 15/6-13 Gina Krog East 3, to investigate the find's potential.

Expected start-up is April 2015 with a duration of approx. 50 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Songa Trym is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-3 type, built at Aker Verdal in 1976. Major improvements to the facility were made in 2012. Songa Trym is operated by Songa Management AS of Stavanger. It is registered in the Norwegian register of shipping and classified by DVN GL.

Due to its change of ownership, Songa Trym received a new Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in February 2013.

 

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