The drilling site is 80 km from the nearest mainland at Mausund, north of Frøya in the county of Sør-Trøndelag. Water depth at the site is 259 metres.
The coordinates of the well will be:
Drilling is scheduled to begin in May 2015 and estimated to last 29 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.
Drilling is to be performed by Transocean Spitsbergen, which is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type. The facility was completed in 2009 at the Aker Solutions yard in Stord; it is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL.
The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in October 2012. 012.
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