Statoil Starts Drilling at PL265 Well
Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has kicked off the drilling of appraisal well 16/2-15 in PL265, located in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
The well is located in the southern part of PL265. The main objective of well 16/2-15 is to determine the depth to the reservoir as well as reservoir thickness, quality and facies in the southern part of the Johan Sverdrup discovery within PL265. Well 16/2-15 is located approximately 400 meters from the PL501 border, 3.7 km south of well 16/2-8 and 2.3 km south west of well 16/2-11 (PL501).
The planned total depth is approximately 2,000 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled by the semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Vanguard. The drilling operation is expected to take approximately 50 days.
Press Release, November 21, 2012