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Consent for exploration drilling with Polar Pioneer in the Barents Sea

StatoilHydro has received consent for exploration drilling of well 7222/6-1 with the mobile facility Polar Pioneer.

We have given consent on the basis of, inter alia, documentation submitted in connection with the application and documentation related to the Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for Polar Pioneer, issued 6 April 2004, with the assumptions and obligations the Acknowledgement of Compliance represents for the shipowner and operator.

Well 7222/6-1 belongs to production license 228 and has the following geographical coordinates:

N 72° 37' 25.09", E 22° 55' 50.65". The water depth at the site is 364 metres.

Location well 7222/6-1 Obesum

Polar Pioneer is operated by Transocean Offshore. The operation has an estimated duration of 50 days.



Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss