Gå til hovedinnhold

Consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea

Aker BP is the operator for production licence 340 in the North Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 24/9-12 S.


Drilling is scheduled to start during November 2017.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 59° 20' 58.94'' N
  • 01° 49' 48.47'' E

Water depth at the site is around 120 metres.

The well is to be drilled by Transocean Arctic, which is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Marosso 56 type, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan in 1987. It was upgraded in 2004, is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Marshall Islands.

The facility is operated by Transocean Ltd. It was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2004.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77