• The Transocean Barents (formerly Aker Barents) is an Aker H-6e sixth generation dual activity dynamically-positioned DP Class 3 semi-submersible designed to operate in harsh environments and water depths up to 10,000 ft* (6,500 ft outfitted) using 18-3/4” 15,000 psi BOP and 21” OD marine drilling riser.

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.

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Offered a 22.5 per cent share.

The well is located in licence PL396, about 200 kilometres north east of North Cape, and is being drilled with the drilling rig Transocean Barents.

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The partners in licence PL396 are Noreco (operator, 50 percent), Front Exploration (30 percent) and Petoro (20 percent).

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