Statoil has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea.
The offshore safety body has given its consent to Statoil to drill exploration well 7219/9-2 in a prospect named Kayak.
Drilling is scheduled to begin in April 2017 and should 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 semi-submersible facility 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.