Energy Voice | Equinor cleared for ‘Intrepid Eagle’ exploration

Energy giant Equinor has been granted consent by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for the exploration of the “Intrepid Eagle” prospect.

The 7324/3-1 well is situated in the Barents Sea and is around 172 kilometres south-east of Bjornoya in production licence 615.

The drilling consent granted to Equinor to investigate the Intrepid Eagle prospect is scheduled to begin in mid-august 2018 and is estimated to last 28 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

The well is to be drilled by the West Hercules mobile drilling facility, a semi-submersible drilling facility of the GVA 7500 type, operated by North Atlantic Drilling.

West Hercules was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2012.

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