Statoil Gets NPD Nod for North Sea Drilling



The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil a drilling permit for wellbore 6407/3-1 using the Transocean Leader semisub.

The well will be drilled in Production License 312 about 100 miles (161 kilometers) west of Namsos in a water depth of 761 feet (232 meters). Statoil serves as the operator of PL 312, holding a 59% interest. The other licensees are ExxonMobil (24%) and Eni Norge (17%).  

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