Total E&P Norge AS has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 7225/3-1 in the Barents Sea with the West Phoenix mobile facility.
The well will be drilled in production licence 535, with Total E&P Norge AS (40%) as the operator. The other licensees are Det norske (20%), RockSource (20%) and North Energy (20%).
The well is located approx. 296 km northeast of Hammerfest and has the following geographical coordinates:
N 72° 54’ 58.35’’, E 25° 52’ 02.70’’. The water depth at the site is approx. 377 metres.
The drilling activity has a planned duration of 97 days (without testing, and one coring) to 139 days (one test and coring of all reservoirs).
The West Phoenix semi-submersible drilling facility is operated by Seadrill Management AS. The facility is a Moss Maritim CS50 type and was built at the Samsung yard in South Korea
Source:Ptil , April 7, 2011; Image:Seadrill