Equinor Receives PSAN Consent to Drill Barents Sea Well



Equinor Receives PSAN Consent to Drill Barents Sea Well
Equinor Energy AS receives Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's consent for the exploration drilling of well 7324/3-1 in the Barents Sea.

Equinor Energy AS has received Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s consent for the exploration drilling of well 7324/3-1 in the Barents Sea.

The well will investigate a prospect named Intrepid Eagle, which is around 106 miles south-east of Bjørnøya in production license 615. Water depth at the site is 1,482 feet.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in mid-August and is estimated to last for 28 days. The well will be drilled by the West Hercules semi-submersible drilling facility.

Earlier this month, Equinor revealed that it had discovered oil at wildcat well 16/1-29 S in the central part of the North Sea.

The discovery is currently estimated to contain 15-35 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent, according to Equinor.

“This is a good discovery which we expect will be commercial,” Nicholas Ashton, Equinor’s senior vice president of exploration for Norway and the UK, said in a company statement at the time.



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