Statoil Gets Okay for Sleipner Exploration

Statoil ASA has received consent for exploration drilling of well 16/4-4 using the semisub, West Epsilon from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.

Well 16/4-4 is part of production license 339 and is located northeast of Sleipner Ost. Water depths at this site are 91 meters.

The drilling activity is expected to take 30 days. After the drilling is completed, the well will be permanently plugged.

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