The wells to be drilled are in block 7219/12 in production licence 533.
The drilling location's geographical coordinates will be:
72° 05' 12.63" N
19° 59' 10.08" E
Water depth at the site is 338 metres and start-up is planned for September.
The wells are to be drilled by Leiv Eiriksson, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned by Ocean Rig and operated by Rig Management Norway.
Leiv Eiriksson was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2008.
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