Statoil lines up well in Norwegian Sea

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway -- Statoil has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea.

The semisubmersible Transocean Leader will drill well 6407/3-1S in production license 312, 100 nautical miles west of Namsos. Water depth is 232 m (761 ft).

Drilling should last 46 days, with an option for a sidetrack, which could take a further 26 days to drill.


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