PSA Gives Statoil Go-Ahead to Drill Soleie Prospect



Statoil has received consent from The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to conduct exploratory drilling in Production License 269 using the Transocean Leader semisub. The consent applies to drilling wildcat well 35/1-2 S in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The well is located on the Soleie prospect in waters measuring 1,342 feet (409 meters), and drilling is expected to last 105 days. Statoil wholly owns and operates the license.

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