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Consent for exploration drilling using Transocean Barents

OMV Norge has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7324/7-2 in production licence 537 in the Barents Sea using the Transocean Barents mobile drilling facility.


The rig’s position during drilling will be:

• 73° 29' 27.0'' N
• 24° 14' 02.5'' E

Water depth at the site is 418 metres.

Drilling is planned to begin in March 2014, with a duration of around 52 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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Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77