Statoil has received consent to drill an exploration well at a prospect named Blamann.
The drill site is in 376 metres of water, around 113 kilometres north-west of Hammerfest and 25 kilometres from Goliat.
Work is scheduled to take 25 days. The consent also covers drilling of a possible sidetrack, which will take 13 days.
The well is to be drilled by Songa Enabler, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the CAT D type.