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Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling

Statoil has received consent to drill an exploration well in block 15/3.


Statoil is the operator for exploration licences 025 and 187 in block 15/3 in the southern North Sea. Consent has been applied for to drill exploration well 15/3-10 in a prospect named Sigrun East. The application also covers a potential sidetrack.

The area where the well is to be drilled is around 180 km west-south-west of Utsira in Rogaland and around 40 km north of the Volve field. Water depth at the site is 107 metres.

The well is to be drilled by the Songa Trym mobile drilling facility. During drilling, the facility's coordinates will be:

  • 58° 46' 35.25" N
  • 01° 53' 18.29" E

Drilling is scheduled to begin in the first part of October. Including the sidetrack, drilling will last a total of around 73 days.

Songa Trym is a drilling facility of the Aker H-3 type. It was built at Aker Verdal in 1976 and has been upgraded several times, most recently in 2013. The facility is operated by Songa Offshore.


Songa Trym

Following a change of ownership, the facility gained a new Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in February 2013.

 

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