Equinor's relentless exploration drilling drive offshore Norway has turned to a new prospect near the producing Kristin and Mikkel fields in the Norwegian Sea west of Trondheim.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) on Monday granted Equinor a drilling permit for the wildcat exploration well 6406/5-2S in Block PL255B.

The prospect name is Tott West, and it is located in water depths of 304 metres.