Equinor Secures Drilling Consent for Litago and Eggen Prospects in North Sea

Deepsea Stavanger - Credit: Odfjell Drilling via PSA Norway
Deepsea Stavanger - Credit: Odfjell Drilling via PSA Norway

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.

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