Consent for Exploration Drilling in the North Sea

Source Press Release
Company Equinor ASA 
Tags Exploration, Upstream Activities
Date November 04, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority have given Equinor Energy (Equinor) consent to drill exploration well 35/10-5 in the North Sea.

  • Exploration drilling

Well 35/10-5 belongs to production licence 827S, for which Equinor is the operator. The well has been given the prospect name of “Gabriel”.

The geographical coordinates are:

  • 061° 11' 07.06" N
  • 003° 15' 10.86" E

Water depth at the site is 367 metres.

The well is to be drilled using the West Hercules mobile drilling facility which is owned and operated by Seadrill.

West Hercules is a 6th-generation semi-submersible drilling facility built in 2008 at Daewoo Shipyard, South Korea.

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