Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, is pleased to announce the commencement of the Goanna exploration well 39/9-22 S (Faroe 30%) in license PL 881.
The Goanna license is located in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea, near the border with the UK and adjacent to the giant producing Statfjord and Snorre fields, which offer the potential for alternative export routes. The Goanna prospect straddles the border between PL 881 and PL 037, and the well will target a structural and stratigraphic prospect of Upper Jurassic Munin Formation sandstones. Faroe’s associated costs of drilling this well will be fully carried by its joint venture partner up to the budgeted dry hole cost.
License PL881 (Faroe 30%) was awarded in February 2017 as part of the APA16 license round and is operated by Wellesley Petroleum (70%). The semi-submersible drilling rig, Deepsea Bergen, will be used for the drilling operations. Results will be announced when operations have been completed.