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Consent for exploration drilling using Transocean Barents

Tullow Oil Norge AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 31/3-4 in production licence 551 in the North Sea using the Transocean Barents mobile drilling facility.



Water depth at the site is approx. 347 metres.

The facility's planned position is:

60° 57' 51.297" N
03° 41' 16.849" E

Drilling is planned to begin in November 2013, with a duration of 40 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Transocean Barents (formerly Aker Barents) is a 6th-generation semi-submersible drilling facility of the H-6e type. The facility was built at the Aker Stord yard in Norway and was completed in 2009.

Transocean Barents is owned and operated by Transocean Norway, with head offices in Stavanger. The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in 2009.

Journal 2013/804


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