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Consent for exploration drilling using Transocean Barents

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7222/11-2 in production licence 659 in the Barents Sea using the Transocean Barents mobile drilling facility..

The facility's planned position is:

  • 70º 06' 23.17" N
  • 02º 36' 47.74" E

Drilling is planned to begin in December 2013, with a duration of 50 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.

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