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OMV Norge AS receives consent for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea

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OMV Norge AS (OMV) is the operator for production licence 644 in the Norwegian Sea. Consent has been given to drill  exploration well 6506/11-10 in a prospect named Hades & Iris.

Drilling is scheduled to begin on or after 1 December 2017, with a duration of around 142 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 65° 13' 50.53" N
  • 6° 25' 47.23" E

Water depth at the site is around 342 m.

The well is to be drilled by 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. It is classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway.

Deepsea Bergen was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2001.

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