Statoil has applied for consent for exploration drilling of an appraisal well* on Snøhvit, which is part of production licence 097.
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 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,
tel: +47 97 05 40 64