Det norske cleared to drill Ulvetanna oil prospect in North Sea

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has approved Det norske oljeselskap’s request to drill the Ulvetanna prospect.

Offshore staff

TRONDHEIM, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has approved Det norske oljeselskap’s request to drill the Ulvetanna prospect.

The jackup Maersk Guardian will drill exploration well 3/4-2S in block 3/4 in production license 356 in the southern Norwegian North Sea. Start-up is planned for end-September. The main aim is to drilling for oil in the Ekofisk- and Tor formations.

The well will be drilled in a water depth of around 51 m (167 ft), to a TD of 3,050 m (10,006 ft).

Det norske operates the license, awarded under Norway’s APA 2005 licensing round, with a 60% interest. Repsol, which entered the license last year, holds 40%.

08/08/2011

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