Statoil to drill frontier Barents Sea wildcat

Statoil has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority for an exploratory well in the Hoop area of the Barents Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayStatoil has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority for an exploratory well in the Hoop area of the Barents Sea.

The CAT D semisubmersibleSonga Enabler will drill the well on the Gemini Nord prospect in 447 m (1,466 ft) of water in block 7325/4, 275 km (171 mi) from Nordkapp and 200 km (124 mi) from Bjørnøya (Bear Island).

Drilling should start this month and continue for 19 days.

06/16/2017

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