Statoil: Drilling in Tornerose

Statoil has started drilling an appraisal well in the Tornerose prospect in the Barents Sea. The Polar Pioneer rig commenced drilling on Thursday 10 August.

The well is being drilled to assess the extent of the petroleum reserves in the prospect.

“This appraisal well is important,” says Tim Dodson, senior vice president for exploration in Statoil