The well will be drilled in production licence 535, with Total E&P Norge AS (40%) as the operator. The other licensees are Det norske (20%), RockSource (20%) and North Energy (20%).
The well is located approx. 296 km northeast of Hammerfest and has the following geographical coordinates:
N 72° 54’ 58.35’’, E 25° 52’ 02.70’’. The water depth at the site is approx. 377 metres.
The drilling activity has a planned duration of 97 days (without testing, and one coring) to 139 days (one test and coring of all reservoirs).
The West Phoenix semi-submersible drilling facility is operated by Seadrill Management AS. The facility is a Moss Maritim CS50 type and was built at the Samsung yard in South Korea
West Phoenix received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s (PSA’s) Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in June 2008 (link).
Mike Theiss, Principal engineer
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