Consent for Exploration Drilling in the North Sea

Source Press Release
Company ConocoPhillips 
Tags Exploration, Upstream Activities
Date September 10, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority have given ConocoPhillips Skandinavia (ConocoPhillips) consent for exploration drilling in block 25/7 in the North Sea.

Well 25/7-8 S belongs to production licence 917, for which ConocoPhillips is the operator. The well has been given the prospect name of “Enniberg”.

The location where well 25/7-8 S is to be drilled is in the middle of the northern section of the North Sea, slightly west of the Balder/Ringhorne and Grane fields.

The geographical coordinates are:

  • 59° 16’ 32.93’’ N
  • 02° 17’ 14.83’’ E

Water depth at the site is 126 metres.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in October 2019 and is estimated to last at least 55 days. The consent also applies to the drilling of a possible sidetrack.

Well 25/7-8 S is to be drilled using the Leiv Eiriksson mobile drilling facility.

Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.

Leiv Eiriksson received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in July 2008.

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