Esso Gets Green Light to Drill New North Sea Well

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS (Esso) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the North Sea with Aker Barents semisub.

The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 25/10-10, which is part of production license 028S. The well is located about 107 nautical miles west of Stavanger and two nautical miles west of the Balder field. Water depth at the site is 123 meters.

According to the application for consent, the drilling activity is scheduled to start in February 2010. The activity has an estimated duration of 44 days.


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