12 June 2015, News Wires – Statoil has filed an application with the authorities to drill a new wildcat off Norway targeting the Gasol/Gretel prospect in the North Sea.
The 25/11-28 probe is due to be drilled using 1976-built semi-submersible Songa Trym in September in Statoil-operated production licence 169, about 14 kilometres north of the under-development Johan Sverdrup field.
The primary objective of the well is to prove up hydrocarbon potential in the Jurassic-aged Gasol and Permian-dated Gretel prospects in a water depth of 115 metres.
A sidetrack and possible appraisal could also be drilled in the event of a discovery, with drilling expected to take about 45 days.
Statoil operates the licence with a 37% stake, with partners Petoro and ExxonMobil on 30% and 13%, respectively.