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Consent to conduct exploration drilling in the northern North Sea

Eni Norge AS (Eni) has received consent to drill exploration well 34/12-1 using the mobile facility Transocean Leader.

Exploration well 34/12-1 is situated in the northern part of the North Sea, northwest of the Troll field (see map).

location of the well

The well is part of production license 293 and has the following geographical coordinates:

61°13'20" N, 02°59'55" E.

The water depth at the site is 373 meters. The activity has already started and will last for about 80 days.

The Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd. It was delivered in 1987 from Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea.

The facility received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in December 2004.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss