Statoil is the operator for production licence 159B in block 6507/3 in the Norwegian Sea west of Sandnessjøen.
The PSA has given Statoil consent to drill exploration well 6507/3-12 in a prospect named Mim. The drilling location is around 8 kilometres south-west of Norne, with the coordinates:
65o 58' 04" N
07o 56' 01" E
Water depth at the site is 381 metres. Drilling is scheduled to begin in early January 2017 and will last 27 days. A possible sidetrack from the well will take a further 18 days.
The well is to be drilled by Deepsea Bergen, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The facility is an Aker H-3 type, built in 1983. It is classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway. Deepsea Bergen was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2001.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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