Equinor has kicked off a highly anticipated two-well drilling campaign offshore Newfoundland, Canada, targeting additional reserves that can be tied back to its planned Bay du Nord floating production, storage and offloading vessel.

Both deepwater probes — one an appraisal well and the second an exploration well — will be drilled by Seadrill’s drillship West Hercules in the Flemish Pass basin.

An Equinor spokesperson confirmed that the campaign has begun.