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Consent for exploration drilling using Leiv Eiriksson

Total E&P Norge as has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 30/40 D in production licence 040 using the Leiv Eiriksson mobile drilling facility.


Drilling is planned to begin in October 2013, with a duration of approx. five days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Water depth at the site is approx. 115 metres.

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 Korea, with DNV as the classification society.

Leiv Eiriksson received the PSA's Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in July 2008.

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