Statoil gets nod to begin Askepott drilling


Statoil has received consent to use the Askepott mobile drilling facility in order to perform well activity at Oseberg Vestflanken 2.

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said the consent Statoil has received covers drilling, side-track drilling, plugging and well intervention at the Oseberg Vestflanken 2.

Drilling work was scheduled to commence in October/November 2017 and consent for the work has been given until 2025.

About Statoil
Statoil is a Norwegian-based energy company with operations in more than 30 countries.

Since 1972, the company said it has explored, developed and produced oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf, where it is a leading operator. From the early nineties, the company has built a global business, with strongholds in Europe, Africa, North America and Brazil. We have developed a portfolio of new energy solutions, currently delivering wind power to 650,000 British households.