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Consent to exploration drilling with Polar Pioneer - well 7122/6-2

Statoil ASA has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Barents Sea with the mobile facility Polar Pioneer.

Link:Consent decision (pdf, Norwegian)

Well 7122/6-2 lies approximately 60 kilometres east of the Snøhvit field (see map).

Location of the well

Polar Pioneer is operated by Transocean Offshore. The facility received the PSA's (AoC) in May 2004.

Drilling is scheduled to start in mid-June 2006. The activity will last an estimated 34 days.

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority's statement on the matter (Norwegian)
Caring for both people and the environment (PSA annual report)
Exploration drilling in the Barents Sea - roles and responsibilities

Contact in the PSA:
Ole-Johan Faret,
Press spokesperson
Phone: +47 970 54 064