Norwegian oil and gasoline big Equinor has obtained consent from the nation’s offshore security regulator to make use of the Deepsea Atlantic rig on the Peon discovery situated offshore Norway.
The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) mentioned on Monday that Equinor would use the Deepsea Atlantic to drill a take a look at nicely on the Peon discovery within the North Sea.
The nicely is situated in manufacturing licence (PL) 318.
Peon (35/2-1) is a discovery within the northern a part of the North Sea, 60 kilometres northwest of the Gjøa area. The water depth is 370 metres.
The discovery was confirmed in 2005 and delineated by nicely 35/2-2 in 2009. The reservoir incorporates extraordinarily dry gasoline.
It lies solely 210 m under the ocean ground, in homogeneous, principally unconsolidated Pleistocene sand. Various growth options are being evaluated.
Earlier in June, Equinor additionally obtained consent from the PSA to make use of the Deepsea Atlantic for exploration drilling (pilot gap) in block 34/7 within the North Sea.
The nicely is known as 34/7-U-26 and the prospect identify is 7 Fjell.
The Deepsea Atlantic is a sixth era deepwater and harsh setting semi-submersible rig able to working at water depths of as much as three,000 meters.
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