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PSA approves offshore Norway drilling, plug back plans

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has approved Wintershall’s latest exploration drilling program in the Norwegian Sea.

The semisubmersible Transocean Arctic should start work this month on well 6406/6-3 in license PL 511. Water depth is 243 m (797 ft). Drilling could last 127 days, if a discovery results.

PSA also has authorized Statoil to use the semisubmersible Transocean Leader to permanently plug back well 6407/6-5 in the Norwegian Sea, in a water depth of 225 m (738 ft).

The operation is expected to start on April 13, and continue through May 1.

4/2/2013

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