Equinor Gets Permit To Drill North Sea Wildcat Well
The drilling program is the first exploration well to be drilled in production license 785 S.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor a drilling permit for wildcat well 31/11-1 S in the North Sea offshore Norway, 62 km south of the Troll field.
The drilling program is the first exploration well to be drilled in production license 785 S, awarded on 6 February 2015 (APA 2014).
Operator Equinor and Total E&P Norge are 50/50 partners in the license, which consists of parts of Blocks 26/2 and 31/11.
Well 31/11-1 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic, a sixth-generation
deepwater and harsh-environment semisubmersible capable of operating at water depths of up to 3000 m.
In January, Equinor exercised one additional well for the Deepsea Atlantic rig in addition to the two new wells it exercised for the rig in December 2020.
The work will start in the second quarter of this year.