Noreco starts drilling in the Barents Sea
Exploration well in the Eik prospect.
Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has started the drilling of exploration well 7228/1-1 on the Eik prospect in the Barents Sea, the company reports.
The EU demands a renewables boom. Environmentalists are concerned.
* Major licence granted off the western coast. * Statoil already has onshore and offshore operations in the country.