Equinor Energy (Equinor) has secured a consent to drill well 16/1-30 S in production licence 167 in the North Sea.


Image: Equinor exploration drilling in the North Sea. Photo: Courtesy of David Mark from Pixabay.

The consent applies to the drilling of exploration well 16/1-30 S, with an option to drill sidetrack 16/1-30 A. The location of 16/1-30 S is on the Utsira High in the North Sea, at these geographical coordinates: 58º; 58’ 50.648” N; 02º 16’ 50.775” E

Water depth at the site is 113 metres. The drilling operations are scheduled to begin in late April 2019 and are estimated to take 82 days, including a potential sidetrack and testing.

The well is to be drilled by West Phoenix, a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Moss Maritim CS50 type, operated by Seadrill Management (Seadrill).

West Phoenix was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AOC) by the PSA in June 2008.

Source: Company Press Release.