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Consent to carry out exploration drilling in block 6407/3

Statoil has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 6407/3-1S in the Norwegian Sea with the Transocean Leader mobile facility.

The well will be drilled in production licence 312, approx. 100 nautical miles west of Namsos (see map).

The well has the coordinates N 64° 46' 32.5", E 7° 42' 14.2". The water depth at the site is 232 metres.

Drilling is scheduled to start in March 2011.

The operation has an estimated duration of 46 days. There is a sidetrack option, with an estimated duration of 26 days.

Transocean Leader is an Aker H-4.2 semi-submersible drilling facility built in 1987 at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. The facility is owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd, with the Marshall Islands as the flag state and DNV as the classification society.

Transocean Leader received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 16 December 2004.

Mike Theiss, Principal engineer
Email: michael.theiss@ptil.no |