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Statoil receives consent to use Ocean Vanguard

Statoil has received consent to use Ocean Vanguard for drilling a pilot hole at 16/2-U-7 in the Johan Sverdrup field.

Johan Sverdrup is in the North Sea, about 36 km south of the Grane field, 56 km north-east of the Sleipner field (Sleipner Øst) and about 144 km west of Utsira municipality in Rogaland county. 

The rig's planned position during drilling of well 16/2-U-7 is:

  • 58° 50' 09.8" N
  • 02° 33' 16.7" E

Water depth at the site is approx. 115 metres.

Drilling is planned to start during March 2014 with an expected duration of 7 days.

Ocean Vanguard is operated by Diamond Offshore with operations offices in Stavanger and technical and operational support from the company's office in Aberdeen.

The facility is registered in the Marshall Islands with Det Norske Veritas as the classification society.

Ocean Vanguard was built in 1982 and received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in July 2004.


Journal 2014/221



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