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Petroleum Safety Authority Norway gives Statoil exploration drilling consent

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Statoil has received consent to drill an exploration well in block 7435/12 in the Barents Sea.

The well is to be drilled in block 7435/12 is set to be named ‘Korpfjell’. The drilling site is in the northern sector of the southeast area of Barents Sea, 37 km from the Russian boundary and 415 km from mainland Norway.

The drilling location's geographical coordinates will be: 74° 04' 18.12" North; and 35° 48' 30.96" East.

The water depth at the site is 253 m, and drilling is estimated to last for 30 days, starting in late June.

The well is to be drilled by Songa Enabler, which is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the CAT D type. Songa Enabler was delivered by the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016, and is owned and operated by Songa Offshore. The facility is registered in Norway and classified by DNV GL.

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