OMV cleared for Norwegian Sea well

OMV has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea, using the semisub Borgland Dolphin.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – OMV has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea, using the semisub Borgland Dolphin.

Well 6407/5-2S will be drilled in 230 m (754 ft) water depth in production license 471, 26 km (16 mi) northwest of Norkse Shell’s Draugen field. The nearest land is 100 km (62 mi) east (Frøya in Sør-Trøndelag.

Drilling should take 52-71 days, depending on the outcome.

PSA has also authorized ConocoPhillips Skandinavia to use Island Offshore Management’s well intervention vesselIsland Constructor in the North Sea.

It will perform interventions for eight Ekofisk 2/4 Victor Alpha injection wells, with the program expected to last 30 days.

06/30/2011

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