The West Epsilon will drill exploration wells 16/2-3 and 16/2-4. The wells are part of production license 265 and are situated directly south of Balder and Grane (see map).
The planned geographical positions of the two wells are as follows:
In its application for consent dated 7 March 2007, Statoil writes that planned start-up of the drilling application will be in May 2007. The activity will have a duration of approx. 70 days, which includes drilling of both wells.
The West Epsilon is a mobile jack-up drilling facility operated by Seadrill Offshore AS, Stavanger. The facility received an (AoC) in February 2003.
Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway: