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Consent for exploration drilling

OMV Norge AS (OMV) is the operator for production licence 537 in block 7324/8 in the Barents Sea.

OMV is to drill well 7324/8-2 Bjaaland, to investigate the find's potential.

Expected start-up is April 2015 with a duration of approx. 47 days, depending on the discovery.

Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type. The facility is owned by Ocean Rig and will be operated by Rig Management Norway.

Leiv Eiriksson is registered in the Bahamas and classified by DNV GL.

Leiv Eiriksson was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance by the PSA in July 2008.


Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064