Norwegian oil and fuel firm Equinor has acquired consent from the nation’s offshore security authority to drill an exploration effectively within the Barents Sea utilizing the Transocean Enabler rig.
The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) stated final Friday that the effectively was designated as 7220/7-Four at a prospect named Isflak.
It is situated in manufacturing licence 532 the place Equinor is the operator.
The water depth on the website is 351 metres. Drilling operations are estimated to final about 30 days.
The Norwegian firm will use the Transocean Enabler semi-submersible rig, beforehand often called Songa Enabler, to drill the exploration effectively.
Equinor additionally drilled within the Barents Sea licence 532 utilizing the Transocean Enabler rig in mid-2020.
The wildcat effectively 7219/9-Three was drilled about 25 kilometres south of the Johan Castberg discipline within the Barents Sea and 220 kilometres northwest of Hammerfest. The effectively was dry.
Also within the Barents Sea, Equinor is progressing the Wisting challenge improvement in direction of a last idea choose resolution.
The Wisting challenge is situated within the Hoop space of the Barents Sea, round 310 kilometres from the Norwegian mainland. Volumes are estimated at 440 million barrels of oil equal.
The firm earlier in November awarded contracts for idea research for the Wisting challenge.
Suppliers who have been awarded contracts in reference to the beginning of Wisting idea research for FPSO are Aker Solutions, KBR, Sevan SSP, and Aibel.
For the SURF (Subsea Production and Processing Equipment, Umbilical, Risers and Flowlines) half, chosen suppliers included Aker Solutions, TechnipFMC, OneSubsea Processing, IKM Ocean Design, and Kongsberg Maritime.
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