The activity will have a duration of about two years.
Norne is located about 80 km north of the Heidrun field and about 200 km from the Helgeland coast at a water depth of 380 meters.
The field has been developed with a production and storage ship (photo) tied in to well templates on the seabed.
Transocean Arctic is operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF. The activity on the main field will take place on the wells 6608/10-B-4 DH, 6608/10-D-3 and 6608/10-E-2 H. Drilling and well activities on the Norne satellites will start in the late fall of 2004 and last until the summer of 2006.
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