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Consent to use Transocean Barents on the Draugen field

A/S Norske Shell has received consent to use the Transocean Barents mobile drilling facility to drill a production well on the Draugen field.

Draugen is an oil field in the Norwegian Sea, around 150 km north of Kristiansund. A/S Norske Shell (Shell) is the field's operator. Production on the field began in October 1993. The field has been developed using a fixed concrete facility with an integrated deck. Deposits in the vicinity are produced by subsea wells tied back to the Draugen facility.

Shell has applied for consent to drill a new production well designated 6407/9-G-5 H.

The well is a free-standing subsea well with geographical coordinates:

  • 64o 15' 55.58" N
  • 07o 43' 42.75" E

Water depth at the site is 289 metres.

The well will be connected to a subsea pipeline system leading to the Draugen facility. Until this system is ready, the well will be shut off and monitored.

Shell has now received consent to use the Transoceoan Barents mobile drilling facility for drilling, which is scheduled to begin on 30 May 2015 and last for 45 days.

Transocean Barents is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type. It was built at Aker Kværner Stord in 2009 and is owned and operated by Transocean. The facility is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL. Transocean Barents was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in October 2012.


Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064