North Energy ASA has informed that exploration drilling has started on the Tvillingen South prospect in production licence 510 in the Norwegian Sea.
The prospect is located on the Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea, approximately 28 km southeast of the Kristin field. The well, 6406/6-4, will be drilled with Leiv Eiriksson semi-submersible drilling rig of the Trosvik Bingo 9000 type.
Maersk Oil, the operator, received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway to drill the exploration well 6406/6-4 in December 2014.
Partners in the licence are Maersk Oil Norway AS (operator with 50 per cent), Edison International Norway Branch (30 per cent) and North Energy (20 per cent).