Seadrill Rig West Hercules Finds Work in the Barents Sea

  • Mar 29, 2019
  • Oil & Gas People

Seadrills semi submersible drilling rig "West Hercules", will be used by Equinor for Korpfjell Deep in the Barents Sea

Equinor received a consent of drilling from PSA

PSA said, we have given Equinor Energy (Equinor) consent to drill exploration well 7335/3-1 in production licence 859 in the Barents Sea.

Well 7335/3-1 is in the far north-east of an opened area in the south-east Barents Sea, around 420 kilometres off the coast of Finnmark.

The geographical coordinates are:

73º 59' 49.86" N

35º 50' 13.73" E

Water depth at the site is 239 metres.

Rig "West Hercules" already received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in 2012.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in early May 2019 and estimated to last 55 days.