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Consent for exploration drilling using Transocean Spitsbergen

Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7324/2-1 Apollo in production licence 615 in the Barents Sea using the Transocean Spitsbergen mobile drilling facility.

The rig’s position during drilling will be:

  • 73.862º N
  • 24.549º E

Water depth at the site is approx. 430 metres.

Drilling is planned to begin in May 2014, with a duration of around 31 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Transocean Spitsbergen is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type. It was built at the Aker Stord yard in 2009, is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DnV. It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in October 2012.

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