The well is part of production licence 545 and is located approx. 110 kilometres southwest of Haugesund.
Well 17/6-1 has the following geographical coordinates:
North 58º 44' 15.461", East 3º 55' 34.931". Water depth at the location is approx. 272 metres.
Planned start-up of drilling is in September/October 2010. The activity has an expected duration of 45 days.
West Alpha is a "Dyvi Drilling Ultra Yatzy" semi-submersible mobile drilling installation built in 1986.
The installation, which is owned and operated by Seadrill Offshore AS, received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in December 2001.
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