Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling in the northern North Sea with the COSL Pioneer mobile facility.
The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 33/12-9S which is part of production licence 152. Statoil (70%) is the operator with Petoro (30%) as the partner.
COSLPioneer’s planned position when drilling well 33/12-9S is:
N 61°01’ 46.89”, E 1°56’ 0.72”. Water depth at the site is 132 metres.
The earliest date for start-up of drilling is mid-October 2011. The operation has an estimated duration of 72 days.
COSLPioneer is a type GM 4000D semi-submersible drilling facility, operated by COSL Drilling Europe AS.
Source: Ptil, October 14, 2011; Image: Statoil