COSLInnovator, a semi-submersible drilling rig, will drill the well 15/12-26 located in production licence 973 in North Sea
Chrysaor Norge, a subsidiary of oil producer Chrysaor, has been issued drilling permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for the well 15/12-26 located in production licence 973 in North Sea.
The well 15/12-26 is planned to be drilled using the COSLInnovator, a semi-submersible drilling rig designed to operate in water depths up to 750 meter.
The rig will commence the drilling activity at the well 15/12-26 upon completion of the drilling Chrysaor Norge’s wildcat well 15/12-25 which is also located in production licence 973.
NPD said: “The area in this licence is part of block 15/12. The well will be drilled about 10 kilometres south of the 15/12-21 (Grevling) oil discovery.
“Production licence 973 was awarded on 1 March 2019 (APA2018). This will be the second exploration well to be drilled in the licence.”
The well 15/12-26 drilling programme relates to drilling a wildcat well which is also in production licence 973.
Chrysaor Norge holds 50% ownership stake in production licence 586
Chrysaor Norge is the operator of the production licence 586 with an ownership interest of 50% while the other licensees include OKEA (30%) and Petoro (20%).
Furthermore, the drilling permit is subject to securing all other permits and consents by the operator as required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activity.
The well is planned to be drilled nearly 6km northwest of the discovery well 16/4-6 S on the Solveig field. It will be drilled using the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig.