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.
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