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Tullow Oil Norge AS receives consent for exploration drilling

Tullow Oil Norge AS (TONAS) has received consent for exploration drilling of well 6507/11-11.

Tullow Oil Norge AS is the operator for production licence 591 in block 6507/11 in the Norwegian Sea. Tullow Oil Norge AS has applied for consent to drill exploration well 6507/11-11 in a prospect named Zumba.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 64º 14' 16.05" N
  • 07º 30' 39.31" E

Drilling is scheduled to begin in May/June 2015 and estimated to last 50 days. In the event of a discovery, the activity may last a further 8 days. Water depth at the site is 272 metres.

Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type. The facility is owned by Ocean Rig.

Leiv Eiriksson is registered in the Bahamas and classified by DNV GL.

Leiv Eiriksson was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance by the PSA in July 2008.





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