Transocean Winner is a semi-submersible facility of the GVA 4000 type, built at Gøtaverken Arendal in Gothenburg in 1983 and significantly upgraded in 2006. The facility is owned and operated by Transocean Ltd, registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL.
Transocean Winner was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in August 2006.
Volund is an oil field in the central North Sea around 10 kilometres south of the Alvheim field. Water depth in the area is 120-130 metres. The field has been developed using a subsea facility tied back to the Alvheim FPSO production vessel, with three horizontal wells.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has now granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA consent for drilling operations in compliance with the company's application.
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