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Consent for exploration drilling with Transocean Leader – well 6707/10-2

Consent: StatoilHydro has been granted consent for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using the mobile facility Transocean Leader.


The consent is for drilling of well 6707/10-2 S/A which belongs to production licence 218. The well is located about 120 km north of Norne (see map), and has the following geographic coordinates:

N 67° 02' 48.79",  E 07° 03' 38.31". The water depth at the site is about 1,250 metres.

Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility which is owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd. It was delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea, in 1987. The facility was upgraded in 1997 and 2007. Transocean Leader received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in December 2004.

Link: Acknowledgement of Compliance for the drilling facility Transocean Leader

According to the consent application, drilling will commence in September 2008. The estimated duration of the operation is 84 days.