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Consent for exploration drilling using Leiv Eriksson

Total E&P Norge as (TEPN) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 25/5-8 in production licence 102C in the central part of the North Sea using the Leiv Eriksson mobile drilling facility.

The rig’s position during drilling will be:

  • 59° 37' 06" N
  • 02° 23' 44" E

The planned start-up is 15 September 2013 with a duration of approx. 40 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.


Leiv Eriksson 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 Eriksson is registered in Korea, with DNV as the classification society.

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

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