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Eni Norge AS receives consent for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea

Eni Norge AS (Eni) is the operator for production licence 229 and has received consent to drill appraisal well 7122/7-7 S in the Barents Sea.


The well is in a prospect named Goliat West in block 7122/7 and block 7122/10.

Drilling will begin in November/December 2018 and is estimated to last 30 days.

Well 7122/7-7 S is to be drilled by the West Hercules mobile drilling facility. This is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the GVA 7500 type, operated by North Atlantic Drilling.

West Hercules was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2012.

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