Heavyweight chartered to find Faroe oil

It will be one of the heavyweight platforms, the West Hercules, which will drill the two pending Statoil exploration wells next summer in Faroe waters and may be the rig to find first Faroe oil in commercial quantities.

Norwegian media have for some time being guessing that the West Hercules platform, which otherwise has been quite active and one of the pioneers in the Barents Sea, which will go to the Faroes next year.

Mr Rúni M. Hansen from Statoil, tells oljan.fo, that he can confirm that most of the various conditions governing this platform have now fallen into place and the rig is expected to enter Faroes waters in April of 2014.

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