The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 7228/1-1 which is part of production licence 396 andNorwegian Energy Company ASA is the operator.
The planned position of the well is:
N 72o 51' 0.89"E 28o 18' 56.28". Water depth at the site is 350 metres.
The operation is scheduled to start on 1 March 2012 and has an estimated duration of approx. 30 days.
Aker Barents is a so-called 6th generation semi-submersible drilling facility constructed pursuant to the H-6e concept for drilling operations at water depths of up to 3000 metres and in Arctic regions.
The facility was delivered as a new construction during the summer of 2009, built by Aker Solutions at the Stord shipyard in Norway.
Aker Barents received the PSA’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 10 July 2009.