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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Transocean Winner

RWE-DEA Norge AS has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 6608/2-1 S in production licence 330 with the Transocean Winner mobile drilling facility.

The rig’s position during drilling is:

  • 66° 58' 28.480" North
  • 08° 22' 59.321" East

Water depth at the site is 311 metres.

The drilling is scheduled to start in May 2013 and will have a duration of approximately 92 days, depending on whether a discovery is made. 



Transocean Winner (photo) is a semi-submersible drilling facility, of GVA-4000 design, built in 1983 at Gøtaverken Arendal in Gothenburg in Sweden.

The facility is owned by Transocean Offshore, and operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd, with headquarters in Stavanger.

Transocean Winner received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s (PSA’s) Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2006.

Letter to RWE-DEA Norge AS  (In Norwegian)

Journal 2012/1582