Statoil, a Norwegian oil and gas company, has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway for exploration drilling in the North Sea offshore Norway using the Songa Delta rig.
Statoil is the operator for production licences 272 and 035 and has received consent to drill exploration well 30/11-11 using the semi-submersible drilling rig Songa Delta.
The well is located around 28 kilometres south of the Oseberg field, and around 130 kilometres from the nearest land at Sund municipality in Hordaland county. Water depth at the site is around 106 metres.
According to the safety agency, Statoil has allocated 36 days for the activity, which will start in mid-January 2016.
Songa Delta, built in 1981, is operated by Songa Offshore. It was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in November 2012.