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Consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea

Statoil ASA (Statoil) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 6407/6-6 with the mobile facility Ocean Vanguard.


Well 6407/6-6 is situated 21.5 km north of Draugen B and has the following geographic coordinates:

N 64° 35' 28.7", E 07° 44' 32.1".

Location of well 6407/6-6

Location of well 6407/6-6 (Gamma)

The estimated drilling start-up will be in early September 2007. The drilling activity is expected to take 48 days.

The Ocean Vanguard is a semi-submersible drilling facility operated by Diamond Offshore Netherlands BV with an operations office in Stavanger. The facility received an (AoC) in July 2004.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss