PSA sanctions two North Sea wildcat wells

July 19, 2019

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Repsol has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill the Kathryn prospect on license PL 910 in the northern North Sea.

The semisubmersible Scarabeo 8 will start drilling well 9/2-12 in mid-August, 6 km (3.7 mi) east of the Yme oilfield, which Repsol is presently redeveloping, and 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Egersund in Rogaland.

Water depth at the site is 99 m (325 ft). Drilling could last up to 52 days.

Equinor has the PSA’s authorization to drill the Glasheim prospect in 292 m (958 ft) water depth in PL 921, southeast of the Troll field.

The semisub West Hercules is expected to spud well 32/4-2 in late August, with the campaign set to take at least 26 days to complete.