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Wellesley Received Consent for Exploration Drilling in North Sea

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 11/30/2018, Location: Europe

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Wellesley Petroleum consent for exploration drilling of wells 35/4-U-1 (shallow gas pilot hole) and 35/4-2 (Songesand) in production licence PL 931. The Songesand well is in the North Sea, about 28 kms north-west of Vega, 44 kms north-east of Visund and 50 kms north of Gjoa.

The geographical coordinates are: 61 36' 2.538" N 03 12' 19.212" E. Water depth at the site is 392 metres.

Drilling will begin in early December 2018 and is estimated to last 17 days.

The wells will be drilled by Transocean Arctic, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Marosso 56 type, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan in 1987. It is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Marshall Islands.

The facility is operated by Transocean Ltd and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in July 2004.

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