OSLO, Norway – Repsol has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well close to the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea.
The semisubmersibleTransocean Spitsbergen will spud well 6705/7-1 after completing its current wildcat well 205/23-3a for Hurricane Energy west of Shetland.
Repsol’s target is in production license 705, comprising blocks 6705/8 and 6705/9 and parts of blocks 6705/7 and 6705/10.
The location is around 330 km (205 mi) west of Bodø.
This will be the first well on the license, which was awarded in mid-2013.