Statoil has received consent to drill exploration well 7121/8-1 in production licence 849. The well is to be drilled in a prospect named Blåmann, with these geographical cooordinates:

71o 25' 43.88" N

21o 38' 26.50" E

The drill site is in 376 metres of water, around 113 kilometres north-west of Hammerfest and 25 kilometres from Goliat.

The drilling work is scheduled to take 25 days. The consent also covers drilling of a possible sidetrack, with the designation 7171/8-1A, which will take 13 days.

The well is to be drilled by Songa Enabler, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the CAT D type. It was delivered by the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016, is registered in Norway and classified by DNV-GL. Songa Offshore received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the facility from the PSA in July 2016.