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Consent for exploration drilling on Snøhvit using Polar Pioneer

Statoil ASA (Statoil) has received consent for exploration drilling of well 7120/6-2 S in the Barents Sea with the mobile facility Polar Pioneer.


Statoil has applied for consent for exploration drilling of an appraisal well* on Snøhvit, which is part of production licence 097.

*Appraisal well
An exploration well which is drilled to determine the extent and size of a petroleum deposit.

The purpose of drilling well 7120/6-2 is to find out how much of the oil present in the reservoir zones can be produced.

The geographical position of the exploration well is N 71° 36' 00.71", E 20° 49' 41.50". The water depth is 324 metres. The drilling is planned to last for 48 days including the relocation of the drilling facility.

Location of the well

Location of well 7120/6-2 S (source: Statoil)

Polar Pioneer is operated by Transocean Offshore. The facility received the PSA's (AoC) in May 2004.

Contact person in the PSA:
Inger Anda, press spokesperson,
e-mail:
inger.anda@ptil.no,
tel: +47 97 05 40 64