Statoil cleared to drill Pingvin in Barents Sea

Statoil has permission from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill the Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea.

Aug 14th, 2014

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Statoil has permission from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill the Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea.

The semisubmersibleTransocean Spitsbergen will drill well 7319/12-1 in production license 713, 296 km (184 mi) from Hammerfest, in a water depth of 422 m (1,384 ft).

Drilling is expected to start this month and last around 28 days, depending on whether a discovery follows.

08/14/2014

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