Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety regulator the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in block 31/2 in the North Sea.
The consent is related to the well well 31/2-24 (top hole), and well 31/2-U-13 (pilot hole) both for the Litago prospect and the water depth of 333 meters.
Equinor also secured consent to drill the 31/2-23 S well at the Eggen prospect in a water depth of 343 meters. The wells are located in Block 31/2 in the production license 923.
The oil firm will use the Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig, owned by Odfjell Drilling.
Equinor Energy AS is the operator of PL 923 with a 40% stake. The other partners are Petoro AS (20%), Wellesley Petroleum AS (20%) and DNO Norge AS (20%).
The acreage in this licence consists of parts of blocks 31/1 and 31/2.