OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has sanctioned programs for two exploration wells and another that is maintenance-related.
Wintershall Norge is cleared to drill well 6706/6-2 on the Marisko prospect in license PL 847 in the Norwegian Sea.
The semisubmersibleTransocean Spitsbergen is due to start drilling next month and the program will continue for 61-93 days, depending on the result.
Equinor has permission to drill exploration well 35/11-22 S on the Bergand prospect in PL 248C in the North Sea, 63 km (39 mi) offshore Utvær in Solund municipality.
Water depth at the location is 355 m (1,164 ft).
The semisubDeepsea Bergen will start operations later this month – drilling could continue for 48 days, pending the result.
Finally, the PSA has authorized Repsol Norge to use the jackupRowan Stavanger for accommodation and well maintenance on the Yme field in the southeastern Norwegian North Sea, starting from September.