Equinor has started drilling the Cambozola exploration well offshore Norway, UK-listed licence partner Longboat Energy said on Monday.

The probe follows on from the “significant discovery” at the Kveikje exploration well that the partners announced last week.

The drilling of the 34/9-1S Cambozola well is being carried out by the semi-submersible Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig and is expected to take up to 14 weeks.