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Consent to carry out exploration drilling with the Eirik Raude in the Norwegian Sea

Statoil ASA has secured consent to carry out exploration drilling with the mobile facility Eirik Raude in the Norwegian Sea.


The Eirik Raude will drill exploration well 6403/6-1, which is located 245 km northwest of Kristiansund N (see map). The well is part of Production License 322.

Location of the well

The plan calls for drilling to start in mid-March 2006. The drilling operation is expected to last 88 days. No decision has been made as to whether or not the well will be tested. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Contact in the PSA:
Mike Theiss