OMV, the operator for production licence 644/644 B, has been given consent by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling of wells 6506/11-11 S and 6506/11-11 A.

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Image: An offshore oil and gas platform. Photo: courtesy of Kasey Houston/

The drilling location will have the following geographical coordinates:

65º 12′ 10.449″ N
06º 22′ 46.774″ E
Water depth at the site is around 381 metres.

The operation is scheduled to begin in Q2 2019.

The wells are to be drilled by Deepsea Bergen, which is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-3.2 type, built by Aker Verdal in 1983. It is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The facility is classified by DNV GL and registered in Norway.

Deepsea Bergen was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2001.

Source: Company Press Release