Statoil to drill North Sea wildcat close to Ekofisk

Statoil has authorization from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway -- Statoil has authorization from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

The jackup Maersk Gallant will drill well 2/4-21 in production license 146, which was originally awarded to Saga Petroleum in 1988. It comprises parts of block 2/4.

The well will be drilled roughly 18 km (11.2 mi) north of the Ekofisk field.

11/1/2011

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