Equinor cleared to use West Phoenix rig for Norwegian Sea well

The West Phoenix drilling rigThe West Phoenix drilling rig. (Photo: Seadrill)

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea using the West Phoenix drilling rig. 

The well 6507/2-5 S is located in production license 942. The drilling location is on the Dønna terrace, about 20 kilometers northwest of the Skarv field, and approximately 227 kilometers from Brønnøysund.

Water depth at the site is 332 meters.

Drilling of the well is scheduled to start in June 2019 and the drilling operations are expected to last 53 days.

The well is to be drilled by West Phoenix, a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Moss Maritim CS50 type, operated by North Atlantic Drilling (formerly Seadrill Management).


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