PSA sanctions Lundin well on Filicudi in the Barents Sea

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayLundin Norway has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea.

Initially, this involves drilling well 7219/12-1 on the Filicudi prospect, 218 km (135 mi) northwest of Hammerfest in a water depth of roughly 320 m (1,050 ft), followed potentially by a well test.

The semisubmersible Leiv Eiriksson will start the 59-day initial program shortly.

In addition, PSA has cleared Statoil to use the Floatel Endurance accommodation semisub at the Gina Krog oil and gas development in the North Sea.

The location is 250 km (155 mi) west of Stavanger and 30 km (18.6 mi) northwest of Sleipner A. Statoil plans to install a steel platform and an oil storage vessel with a capacity of 850,000 bbl.

09/02/2016

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Statoil has received clearance to use the Floatel Endurance accommodation semisubmersible at the Gina Krog oil and gas development in the North Sea. (Photo courtesy Petroleum Safety Authority Norway)
Statoil has received clearance to use the Floatel Endurance accommodation semisubmersible at the Gina Krog oil and gas development in the North Sea. (Photo courtesy Petroleum Safety Authority Norway)

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