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Consent for exploration drilling using Leiv Eiriksson

RWE-DEA Norge AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 35/9-X S Atlas in production licence 420 in the North Sea using the Leiv Eiriksson mobile drilling facility.


The rig’s position during drilling will be:

  • 61° 15' 28.32" N
  • 03° 44' 46.62" E

Water depth at the site is around 358 metres and it is around 81 kilometres south-west of Florø.

Drilling is planned to begin in mid-August 2014, with a duration of approx. 66 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

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


Journal 2014/573

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