Norwegian oil company Okea ASA Okea has been granted safety consent to drill its first operated wells off Norway, with drilling of a pair of probes near its Draugen field due to start next month.
According to a press note, the Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Okea consent for drilling 6407/9-11 Infill Ø and 6407/9-12 Skumnisse with the Deepsea Nordkapp rig.
“Increasing the activity level in the Draugen area is an important part of Okea’s strategy” CEO Erik Haugane confirmed.
“We are very pleased to be drilling Okea’s first operated wells, less than a year after becoming the operator of the Draugen field” said VP Drilling Ida Ianssen Lundh in a comment.
Last month, Okea won a tender for supply to the Seadrill-owned rig West Phoenix in connection with the rig’s operations on Neptune Energy’s Fenja field located in the Norwegian Sea.
Okea took over operatorship of the Draugen field from Shell back in November 2018.