Faroe Petroleum Norge receives consent for exploration drilling

Source: press release, 8 August 2018

‘Transocean Arctic’ (photo: Transocean)
‘Transocean Arctic’ (photo: Transocean)

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Faroe Petroleum, the operator for production licence 825 in the North Sea, consent to drill exploration well 30/6-30 Rungne.

The geographical coordinates of the drill site will be: 60° 43′ 23.253″ N / 02° 43′ 12.554″ E, and drilling is scheduled to begin in October 2018 and last around 44 days, depending on whether a find is made.

The well is to be drilled by Transocean Arctic, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Marosso 56 type, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan in 1987. It is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Marshall Islands.

The facility is operated by Transocean Ltd and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in June 2004.