Statoil has received consent to drill the two exploration wells 30/11-12 S and 30/11-12 A in the North Sea.

Statoil is the operator for production licences 272 and 035. Drilling is estimated to last for 45 days, depending on whether a find is made.

Drilling will be performed by Songa Delta, which is operated by Songa Offshore. The facility was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in November 2012.

The PSA has now given Statoil consent for exploration drilling in accordance with the company’s application.