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Consent for exploration drilling using Transocean Leader – wells 30/11-10 and 30/11-10 A

The PSA has given Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) consent for exploration drilling using the Transocean Leader mobile drilling facility in the North Sea.


The consent covers the drilling of wildcat well 30/11-10 "Krafla North" and appraisal well 30/11-10 A "Krafla Main".

It is planned to drill from the same surface location, with appraisal well 30/11-10 A being drilled as a sidetrack.

The location is in the North Sea, 22 km from the Oseberg Sør facility and 2.2 km from the oil and gas discovery 30/11-8 S (Krafla), which was drilled in 2011.

The rig's planned position during drilling will be:

  • 60º14'04.31" N
  • 02º30'37.09" E

Water depth at the site is 104 metres.

The earliest start to drilling is set at mid-October 2014. The activity is estimated to last 78 days.

Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility delivered in 1987 by Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea. The facility is operated by Transocean and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in December 2004.

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