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Equinor gets regulatory nod for exploration drilling near Huldra field

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given its consent to Equinor Energy to undertake exploration drilling in block 30/2 north-west of the defunct Huldra gas and condensate field in the North Sea.

Block 30/2 is located in production licence 878 where Equinor as the operator will drill pilot hole 30/2-U-1 in 142 metres water depth with the West Hercules semi-submersible drilling facility.

Owned and operated by Seadrill. West Hercules is a semi-submersible drilling facility that was constructed in 2008 at the Daewoo Shipyard located in South Korea. The semi-submersible drilling vessel was granted an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway in 2012.

Equinor gets regulatory nod for exploration drilling near Huldra field

Equinor gets regulatory consent for exploration drilling near Huldra field. Image courtesy of OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay.

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