Aker Barents Tapped to Drill Exploration Well 6306/6-2 in North Sea

Det norske has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using the Aker Barents semisub. The consent is for the drilling of exploration well 6306/6-2 which is part of production license 321.

The well is located 85 kilometers southwest of Draugen, 65 kilometers east of Ormen Lange, and has the following geographical coordinates:
N 63 degrees 41' 12.859'', E 6 degrees 40' 15.292''.

Estimated duration of the drilling operation is approximately 45 days. Testing of the well is not planned, but there is an option of drilling a sidetrack.

The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned following the drilling.