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Consent to carry out exploration drilling with the West Epsilon

Statoil ASA (Statoil) has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling in well 15/6-9 with the mobile facility West Epsilon.

Location of the wellThe consent applies to drilling of a sidetrack in well 15/6-9B, which is part of production license 303 and lies in the southern North Sea (map).

The well's geographical coordinates are
N 58° 35' 13.30", E 01° 44' 34.70".

Water depth at the site is 113 metres MSL. The drilling has started and is expected to last for approx. 15 days.

The West Epsilon is a jack-up mobile drilling facility operated by Seadrill Offshore AS, Stavanger.

The facility was given an (AoC) in February 2003.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss