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Equinor receives consent for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea

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Equinor is the operator for production licence 857. The Petroleum Safety Authority has now given the company consent to drill exploration well 7132/2-2, which aims to investigate a prospect that has been named ‘Gjøkåsen Deep’.

The location has the following geographical coordinates:

  • 71° 50’ 28.37” N
  • 32° 23’ 17.91” E

Water depth at the site is 304 m.

Well 7132/2-2 is to be drilled by the West Hercules mobile drilling facility. This is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the GVA 7500 type, operated by North Atlantic Drilling.

West Hercules was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2012.

Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/exploration/18122018/equinor-receives-consent-for-exploration-drilling-in-the-barents-sea/

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