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Consent for exploration drilling using Transocean Spitsbergen

Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7125 4-3 Ensis in production licence 393 in the Barents Sea using the Transocean Spitsbergen mobile drilling facility.

The rig’s position during drilling will be:

  • 71° 30' 56.4" N
  • 25° 12' 56.7" E

Water depth at the site is approx. 294 metres and it is around 42 kilometres to the nearest mainland at Knivskjelodden in Nordkapp municipality.

Drilling is planned to begin 1th of September 2014, with a duration of approx. 30 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.

The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in October 2012.

Journal 2014/719


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