Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling in Barents Sea


STAVANGER -- Statoil is the operator for production license 532 in the Barents Sea and has received consent to drill exploration well 7219/9-2 in a prospect named Kayak.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 72o 19' 50.58" N
  • 19o 54' 24.10" E

The drilling site is 198 km northwest of Sørøya in Finnmark and around 140 km northwest of Goliat. Water depth at the site is 336 m. Drilling is scheduled to begin in April 2017 and is scheduled to last 27 days.

The well will be drilled using the Songa Enabler mobile drilling facility, which is owned and operated by Songa Offshore.

Songa Enabler is a semisubmersible drilling rig, of the CAT D type, built at the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016. It is classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway.

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