Det norske to use Aker Barents in October
OSLO, NORWAY: Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) consent to conduct exploration drilling in the northern part of the North Sea using the Aker Drilling semisubmersible Aker Barents. The consent applies to exploration well 25/1-11 on production license 460.
The well is located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south of the Frigg field and 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north of Vale, around 160 kilometers (99 miles) offshore Norway.
The licensees in the production license are operator Det norske and Aker Exploration ASA.
Drilling is expected to start on Oct. 1 and last around 40 days.
Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Shelf with regard to number of license interests and operatorships. Det norske’s current portfolio consists of 28 operatorships and interests in a total of 50 licenses.