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Consent for exploration drilling using Transocean Leader

Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling using the Transocean Leader mobile drilling facility to drill well 25/8-18 S in the central North Sea.

The well is located 12 km north-west of the Grane field and around 164 km from the nearest land at Utsira in Rogaland.

The coordinates of the drilling facility during operation will be

59o 15' 01,1" N
02o 37' 00,6" E

Water depth at the site is 159 metres.

Drilling is estimated to last for 33 days.

Transocean Leader is operated by Transocean. The facility was issued with an A cknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2004.



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