Consent for Exploration Drilling in the North Sea

Source Press Release
Company MOL 
Tags Exploration, Upstream Activities
Date September 19, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority have given MOL Norge consent for exploration drilling in block 25/8 in the North Sea.

Well 25/8-19 S comes under production licence 820, for which MOL Norge is the operator. The well has been given the prospect name of “Evra/Iving”.

The location where well 25/8-19 S is to be drilled is in the central North Sea, west of Haugesund.

The geographical coordinates are: 

  • 59° 20' 13.206" N
  • 02° 21' 53.275" E

Water depth at the site is 125 metres.

Drilling is scheduled to begin on 25 September 2019, and is expected to last 44 days.

Well 25/8-19 S is to be drilled using the Deepsea Bergen mobile drilling facility.

Deepsea Bergen is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-3.2 type, built at Aker Verdal in 1983. It is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The facility is classified by DNV GL and is registered in Norway.

Deepsea Bergen received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in December 2001.

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