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Consent for exploration drilling using Ocean Vanguard

Statoil Petroleum AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 16/2-19 S&A in production licence 265 in the North Sea using the Ocean Vanguard mobile drilling facility.

The facility's planned position is:

  • 58° 54' 11.8" N
  • 02° 29' 33.3" E

Water depth at the site is 116 metres.

Drilling is planned to begin in December 2013, with a duration of 42 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Ocean Vanguard is operated by Diamond Offshore with operations offices in Stavanger and technical and operational support from the company's office in Aberdeen.

The facility is registered in the Marshall Islands with Det Norske Veritas as the classification society. Ocean Vanguard was built in 1982 and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in July 2004.


Journal 2013/1399

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