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Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea

Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) is the operator for production licence 348 in block 6407/8 in the Norwegian Sea. Exploration well 6407/8-7 is to be drilled in a prospect called Bister.

The drilling site is 80 km from the nearest mainland at Mausund, north of Frøya in the county of Sør-Trøndelag.  Water depth at the site is 259 metres.

The coordinates of the well will be:

  • 64° 23' 4.2" N
  • 07° 33' 43" E

Drilling is scheduled to begin in May 2015 and estimated to last 29 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Drilling is to be performed by 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. 012. 


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