PSA clears OMV to drill in the Barents Sea
Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned use of the semisubmersible Island Innovator for OMV’s latest exploration well in the Barents Sea.
Drilling of well 7324/8-3, on the Wisting Central III prospect, could start in mid-August and should take around 31 days to complete. The location is around 315 km (196 mi) north of Hammerfest in 394.5 m (1,294 ft) of water.
PSA has also authorized Statoil to use subsea facilities serving theSigyn field in production license 072 in the North Sea. Production from Sigyn, which contains gas, condensate and light oil, started in 2002 via a subsea well template.
The well stream is transported to the Sleipner A platform 12 km (7.5 mi) to the northwest of the well template.
Sigyn is in a water depth of 70 m (229 ft).