Norwegian authority approves Eni, Statoil drilling plans

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned three forthcoming drilling programs in the Norwegian sector.

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OSLO, NorwayPetroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned three forthcoming drilling programs in the Norwegian sector.

Eni is cleared to drillwell 7122/10-1 S in block 7122/10 in the Barents Sea, targeting the Goliat Eye prospect south of the Goliat field in the Barents Sea. Water depth at the site is 342 m (1,122 ft).

Drilling should start during the first half of September and continue for at least 37 days.

In addition, Eni has authorization to use the accommodation semiFloatel Endurance at Goliat, where extra work necessitates more cabin capacity.

The rig will be dynamically positioned and linked to theGoliat floating platform via a telescopic footbridge. The consent runs through Nov. 15, 2017.

Statoil has permission to drill an exploration well on the Gina Krog field in the North Sea, which came onstream earlier this year.

The jackupMaersk Integrator will drill well 15/6-14 S as a side track from the existing 15/6-B-2 well, in 116 m (380 ft) water depth.

Drilling will start next month and could continue for 25 days, depending on the outcome.

Finally, Statoil has the PSA’s approval to use the semisubWest Elara for drilling and completing tasks on the Valemon field in the North Sea. The 160-day campaign should get under way in September or October.

08/24/2017

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