Norway: Faroe Petroleum Gets Approval for Clapton Drilling
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given consent to Faroe Petroleum for exploratory drilling of well 2/8-18 S, which is a part of production license 440 (Clapton) in Norwegian Sea.
Faroe Petroleum, the operator of the Clapton prospect, will use the Maersk Guardian jack-up rig. The drilling will start at the end of March and is expected to last between 58 and 142 depending on whether a discovery is made.
Water depth at the site is some 69 meters. Mærsk Guardian is a jack-up drilling rig built in 1986. It is operated by Maersk Drilling Norway AS.
The co-venturers in PL 440 are Faroe Petroleum which became the operator in November 2010 and owns 40%, Det Norske oljeselskap (10%), Noreco (12%), Lundin (18%) and Dana (20%)
Offshore Energy Today Staff, March 9, 2012; Image: Ptil