Det norske has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in production license 442 in the North Sea.
The PSA has granted permission for Det norske to drill an exploration well in a prospect named Langfjellet. The location is around 83 miles west of Austevoll in Hordaland county and water depth at the site is 400 feet.
Drilling activity is scheduled to begin in August and will last between 31 and 80 days, depending on whether or not a discovery is made. The well will be drilled using the Maersk Interceptor (492’ ILC) mobile drilling facility, operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS.
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