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Consent to exploration drilling and use of Polar Pioneer

Statoil ASA has been given consent to exploration drilling of well 6507/3-5S with the mobile facility Polar Pioneer and for use of this installation to production drilling in the same well.


The Alve discovery will be connected to the K template on the Norne field, which is tied in to the Norne facility (the Norne ship). Illustration: Statoil

The well will be drilled for testing to determine its hydrocarbon potential and as a production well for the gas and condensate discovery Alve.

The Alve discovery belongs to production license 159B, block 6507/3, located approximately 180 km off the coast of Helgeland.

The activity has an estimated duration of 60 days. After the drilling is completed, the Polar Pioneer will be drilling in the Barents Sea for Eni Norge AS (link).

Contact person i the Petroleum Safety Authority
Mike Theiss