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Consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea with Transocean Leader

Statoil ASA (Statoil) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 6405/10-1 with the mobile facility Transocean Leader.


Well 6405/10-1 belongs to production license 281.

location of the well

The well is situated in the Norwegian Sea about 50 km north of Ormen Lange (see map) at the following geographic coordinates: N 64° 00' 48.97", E 05° 16' 46.43". The water depth at this location is 928 meters MSL.

The activity has an estimated duration of approx. 80 days.

The Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible drilling facility built in 1987 and upgraded in 1997. The facility, which is operated by Transocean Offshore North Sea Ltd NUF, received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in December 2004.

Link: Transocean Leader receives AoC

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss