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Consent to remove standby vessel when drilling well 30/9-J AH

Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has received consent to remove the dedicated Esvagt Cobra standby vessel when drilling well 30/9-J AH on Oseberg Sør.

The Borgland Dolphin mobile drilling facility (picture) is currently chartered to a company consortium to drill a number of wells on the Norwegian shelf. A dedicated standby vessel, Esvagt Cobra, is included in this contract.

Statoil has purchased two slots in the consortium, but since they have their own area preparedness system and thus do not need a separate dedicated standby vessel, the company applied for and has now received consent from The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to remove Esvagt Cobra.

The PSA granted Statoil consent to drill 30/9-J AH with Borgland Dolphin during autumn 2012. This drilling activity has now started.

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77