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Consent for exploration drilling using Ocean Vanguard

Statoil has received consent to drill exploration well 25/8-18 S in production licence 169 in the North Sea.


The well is to be drilled by the Ocean Vanguard mobile drilling facility. The earliest start-up is April 2014 with a duration of approx. 40 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

The rig’s planned position during drilling will be:

  • 59° 15' 01.1" N
  • 02° 37' 00.6" E


Water depth at the site is 129 metres.

The well is in the North Sea, 12 km north-east of the Grane field and about 164 km from the nearest land, which is Utsira.


Journal 2014/261

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