Transocean Arctic Spuds-In North of Hammerfest

Transocean Arctic, 2007 file image by Marcus Roos
Transocean Arctic, 2007 file image by Marcus Roos

Lundin Petroleum announced today that they have spudded in at the Gohta Prospect located approximately 150 km northwest of the northern tip of Norway in the Barents Sea.   Lundin has contracted the Transocean Arctic semisubmersible drilling rig at a rate of $426,000 per day in a quest to find hydrocarbon resources of up to 108 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) in the Gohta Snadd prospect and 118 MMboe in the Gohta Karst prospect.

Image: Lundin Petroleum
Image: Lundin Petroleum

The planned total depth is 2,429 metres below mean sea level and drilling is expected to take approximately 65 days.