Statoil, Lundin get go-ahead for wells offshore Norway
Statoil has authorization from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for an exploration well in the Barents Sea, using the semisubmersible West Hercules.
The rig will drill wellbore 7219/8-2 in production license 608. This will be the first well in the concession, which was awarded in 2011.
Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Lundin Norway the go-ahead for exploration drilling in PL 544 in the central Norwegian North Sea.
The semisubmersibleBredford Dolphin is expected to spud well 16/4-7 this month. The program could last 21 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.