Statoil to Spin Bit in North Sea

Statoil has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 30/11-8S in the North Sea.

The exploration drilling will take place in a prospect covered by the production licenses 272 and 035. The well has the coordinates N 60° 13' 03.03'', E 02° 29' 22.20'' and is located 158 km west of Bergen. The water depth at the site is 106 meters.

The drilling is scheduled to start in mid-January and last 56 days, with an additional 29 days if a decision is made to drill a sidetrack well.

The exploration drilling will be carried out with the semi-submersible drilling facility Ocean Vanguard.

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