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Equinor given greenlight to drill in the Barents Sea

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate granted Equinor a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. The permit is for the 7220/2-2 exploration well in production license 1080. The license is valid until 14 February 2027.

The well will be drilled using Transocean’s Enabler harsh-environment semisubmersible drilling rig, with work likely to begin in April 2024.

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