Norway

Norway

Wintershall cleared for wildcat well off Norway

Norway has given Wintershall the go-ahead to drill a wildcat well off Norway. North Atlantic Drilling’s West Phoenix rig will be used to drill the well, about 120 kilometres southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field. Wintershall has a 40% operated stake in licence 894, Statoil Petroleum has 40% and Petoro had 20%.

Norway

Lundin to drill Barents Sea wildcat well

Norway has given Swedish firm Lundin permission to drill a wildcat well in the Barents Sea. The Leiv Eiriksson rig will carry out the drilling campaign on licence area 533. Lundin operates the licence and holds a 35% stake. Aker BP also has 35% while DEA has 30%.

Norway

Statoil cleared to drill exploration well

Norway’s offshore safety watchdog has given Statoil permission to drill an exploration well in the North Sea. Drilling of the Tune Statfjord prospect on production licence 190 is expected to start in November and last about 100 days. Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible rig, operated by Odfjell Drilling, will be used on the drilling campaign.