Statoil Spuds Well at Aldous Major North Structure

Statoil has commenced drilling on appraisal/exploratory well 16/2-9S on the Aldous Major North structure.

The Aldous Major North structure is thought to be the north-westerly continuation of the Aldous Major South discovery in Production License 265. The planned total depth of the well is 7,352 feet (2,241 meters) and the Transocean Leader semisub is performing the drilling operations.

Statoil operates the license with a 40% interest; Petoro with 30%; Det norske with 20%; and Lundin Petroleum with 10%. 

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