Statoil sinks drillbit near Oseberg

25 August 2015, News Wires – Statoil has kicked off drilling of a wildcat at a satellite prospect near its Oseberg field in the Norwegian North Sea.

StatoilThe state-owned operator is using semi-submersible Songa Delta to drill the 30/9-27S probe in its operated production licence 104, about nine kilometres south-west of the Oseberg South platform.

It is the 28th exploration well to be drilled in the licence, operated by Statoil on 49.3% with partners Petoro (33.6%), Total (14.7%) and ConocoPhillips (2.4%).

Statoil has earlier filed an application with the authorities to drill the 30/9-28S probe nearby targeting the B-Vest and Angkor Thom prospects in PL079 and PL104 using the same rig, with an earliest spud date of October.



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