Statoil has spudded the Bister exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.
The company is operator of the well in licence PL 348/C, which also contains the producing Hyme field and the 2013 Snilehorn discovery.
The licence is located adjacent to the producing Njord field.
The well will be targeting oil and gas in the Jurassic, Ile, Tilje and Are formations.
Faroe said there is a seismic amplitude anomaly on the Bister prospect of a “similar character to the anomalies on both the Snilehorn discoery and the Hyme field” with there also being evidence of a pressure barrier between Snilehorn and Hyme which will contribute towards the de-risking of the Bister project.