Statoil has previously received consent to carry out exploration drilling of wells 16/2-8 and 16/2-9S with Transocean Leader (link).
The new consent relates to drilling of appraisal well 16/2-10 in production licence 265.
Transocean Leader’s position during drilling will be:
N 58º 51’ 16.10”, E 2º 32’ 37.45“. Water depth at the site is 115 metres.
The location is about 145 kilometres from closest land (Utsira, Rogaland).
The planned start-up is in September 2011. The operation has an expected duration of 39 days in the event of a dry well and 50 days in the event of a discovery.
Transocean Leader is operated by Transocean Offshore NS LTD. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in December 2004 (link).
Mike Theiss, Principal engineer
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