OSLO, Norway – Eni Norge AS has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway to drill well 7318/12-11 in the Barents Sea Boné-Bigorna prospect. The well is to be drilled using Saipem SpA’s Scarabeo 8 ultra-deepwater semisubmersible.
Eni is the operator of production license 716, in blocks 7318/11 and 7318/12.
The PSA said that the drilling location is around 320 km (199 mi) northwest of Hammerfest. Water depth at the site is 418 m (1,371 ft). The drilling work is scheduled to take 55 days.
The Scarabeo 8 was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance from the agency earlier in May 2012.