A/S Norske Shell has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for the exploration drilling of well 34/5-2 S, located in production license 373 S in the North Sea.

Drilling operations, which will begin between June and August, are expected to last for 92 days if hydrocarbons are proved, and 58 days if the well is dry. Drilling will be carried out using the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling facility.

The purpose of the well, which is around 7 miles south-east of the Knarr field, is to investigate a prospect named ‘Tyttebær’. Water depth at the site is 1,269 feet. Shell is the operator of production license 373 S.





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