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Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling

Statoil has received consent to drill exploration well 6706/11-2 in the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil is the operator for production licence 602 in block 6706/11 in the Norwegian Sea. The well will be drilled into a formation called Nise, located around 233 kilometres from the  nearest mainland at Skomvær in the county of Nordland.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in June 2015 and estimated to last 28 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Drilling will be performed using Transocean Spitsbergen, which 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.

Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:
Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.

Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064