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Wintershall has received consent for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea

We have given Wintershall Norge AS (Wintershall) consent for exploration drilling of well 6706/6-2.

Wintershall is the operator of production licence 847. We have now given the company consent to drill exploration well 6706/6-2, which aims to investigate a prospect named Marisko.

The well is in the Norwegian Sea and the drill site’s coordinates will be:

  • 67° 37' 20.60"N
  • 06° 45' 57.57"E

Drilling is scheduled to begin in September 2018 and to last 61 days, or 93 days if a find is made.

The well is to be drilled by Transocean Spitsbergen, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type, owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd. It was built at the Aker Stord yard in 2009, is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL.

Transocean Spitsbergen received a new Acknowledgement of Compliance from the PSA in November 2012 following a change of ownership.

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