PSAN Grants Companies Consent to Drill Exploration Wells in Barents Sea
Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSAN) has granted Aker BP and Spirit Energy consent to drill separate wells in the Barents Sea.
Aker BP has been granted consent to drill exploration well 7221/12-1, in order to investigate a prospect named Svanefjell, which is around 40 miles north-north-east of the Snøhvit field. The well will be drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger mobile drilling facility. Water depth at the site is 1,131 feet.
Spirit Energy received consent to carry out exploration drilling of wells 7322/7-1 and 7322/7-2 in production license 852. PSAN stated, however, that the drilling of well 7322/7-2 cannot start until the results of well 7322/7-1 are known and an updated drilling program has been sent to the organization.
Wells 7322/7-1 and 7322/7-2 are located in the northern sector of the Barents Sea, 85 miles south-west of Bjørnøya and 192 miles north of Hammerfest. The Island Innovator semi-submersible mobile drilling facility will carry out drilling operations. Water depth at the site is around 1,489 feet.
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