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Det norske receives consent for exploration drilling

Det norske has received consent for exploration drilling in production licence 442 in the North Sea.


Det norske has taken over the operatorship for production licence 442 from Centrica.

The PSA has given Det norske consent to drill an exploration well in a prospect named Langfjellet. The well has the designation 25/2-18 S and geographical coordinates:

  • 59o 49' 35.03" N
  • 02o 37' 54.02" E 

The location is around 134 kilometres west of Austevoll in Hordaland county. Water depth is 122 metres. 

The activity is scheduled to begin in August 2016 and will last between 31 and 80 days depending on whether a discovery is made.

The well will be drilled using the Maersk Interceptor mobile drilling facility, operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS.

The facility was delivered by the Keppel FELS Shipyard in Singapore in 2014. It is registered in Singapore and classified by DNV GL.

Maersk Interceptor was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2014.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77