Well 6607/12-3 is part of production licence 385 in the Norwegian Sea.
The planned position of the rig when drilling well 6607/12-3 is:
66° 09' 37.3" N
07° 56' 34.1" E
Water depth at the site is 363 metres. The well is located approx. 16 kilometres northwest of the Norne FPSO and 209 kilometres northwest of Brønnøysund.
The earliest start-up date for drilling is mid-August 2012, with an estimated duration of 67 days.
West Alpha is a type Ultra Yatzy semi-submersible drilling facility, built in 1986. The facility has been modified several times and is registered in Panama with Det Norske Veritas as its classification society.
West Alpha is operated by North Atlantic Drilling. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in December 2001.
Letter to Statoil Petroleum AS with consent (in Norwegian).
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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