Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted Repsol Norge AS consent to drill exploration well 6705/7-1 in a prospect named Stordal, located in the Norwegian Sea.
Drilling is scheduled to start in early March and will last 33 days, or 48 days if a discovery is made. The well will be drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen (UDW semisub), which is owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd.
Repsol Norge AS is the operator for production license 705. The drilling site is in the deep-water section of the Norwegian Sea, around 245 miles west of Bodø. Water depth at the site is 4,625 feet.
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