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Norway: Aker BP granted consent to drill exploration well 15/6-16 S in PL 777

15 May 2019

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Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Aker BP consent to drill exploration well 15/6-16 S, with options for a sidetrack and testing. The well will be drilled in production licence PL 777, for which Aker BP is the operator. Aker BP has named the well 'Hornet Main'.

The location where the well is to be drilled is in the North Sea, north of the Gina Krogh field and south of Gudrun. The geographical coordinates are: 58° 40' 14.5242" N  01° 43' 02.2135" E.

Water depth at the site is 116 metres.

Drilling is scheduled for Q2 2019 and is estimated to last at least 46 days.

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Deepsea Stavanger

Well 15/6-16 S will be drilled by Deepsea Stavanger, a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the GVA 7500 type, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in South Korea.

The facility is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in 2017.

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Source: Aker BP

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