The consent applies to drilling of exploration well 7227/10-1 in production licence 230 in the Barents Sea. The well has been given the prospect name of "Saturn".
The facility's planned position during drilling is:
Water depth at the site is around 232 metres. The location is approximately 116 kilometres from the nearest land, at Kinnarodden in Lebesby/Gamvik municipality in the county of Finnmark.
The earliest start-up for drilling is the second half of October 2014. The operations are estimated to last 45 days.
Transocean Spitsbergen is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type.
The facility was completed in 2009 at the Aker Solutions yard in Stord; it is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL.
The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in October 2012.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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