COSL Pioneer cleared for North Sea well

Statoil has consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Statoil has consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in the central Norwegian North Sea.

The type GM 4000D semisubmersible COSL Pioneer will drill well 15/8-2 in production license 303 in 119 m (390 ft) water depth, around 250 km (155 mi) southwest of Stavanger. It may also drill a side track.

Drilling should start either in late July or early August 2011, lasting 79-124 days, depending on drilling progress and the outcome.

07/21/2011

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