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Equinor Receives Consent for Exploration Drilling in Block 7132/2 in the Barents Sea

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 7/10/2018, Location: Europe

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in Block 7132/2 in the Barents Sea. The consent covers drilling of exploration well 7132/2-1 in production licence PL 857 in the eastern Barents Sea.

The purpose of the well is to investigate a prospect that the licensees have named 'Gjokasen'.

The geographical coordinates of the drilling site will be: 71 51 55.87 N 32 25 56.41 E. Water depth at the site is 293 metres.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in early August 2018. The activity is estimated to last 28.5 days.

Well 7132/2-1 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.

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