Faroe Petroleum’s Norwegian arm has received consent to drill two exploration wells in the North Sea.
Faroe had made a discovery named Brasse in well 31/7-1 last June, and is now looking to dig two further exploratory wells, with optional sidetracks from both wells.
The Petroleum Safety Authority in Norway has given the firm permission to drill appraisal wells designated 31/7-2 and 31/7-3.
The drill sites are around 97 kilometres west of Øygarden in Hordaland county.
Drilling is scheduled to begin on 1 June 2017, with 72 days allocated for each well, including possible sidetracks.
The wells are to be drilled by Deepsea Bergen, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-3.2 type, owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling.