A group led by GDF Suez E&P Norway AS has spudded the Heilo exploratory well on PL 530 in the Barents Sea off Norway.
GDF Suez is operator with 30% interest. North Energy ASA, Rocksource ASA, and Front Exploration AS have 20% each, and Repsol Exploration Norway AS has 10%.
Rocksource, meanwhile, said its Phoenix prospect in PL 559 on the Nordland ridge also could be expected to spud in September. Phoenix lies east of Norne, Urg, Falk, and Linerle fields.