The well is located in the Norwegian Sea, about 43 kilometres west of Kinn in Flora municipality and 18 kilometres north of Gjøa (see map).
Well 35/6-1 S has the following geographical coordinates:
N 61° 32' 02.9", E 03° 54' 40.8". Water depth at the site is 343 metres.
Drilling is set to start around mid-November 2008, and the activity is expected to last for about 58 days.
The Ocean Vanguard (formerly West Vanguard) is a Bingo 3000-type drilling facility, commissioned in 1982 at Trosvik Verksted AS. It has subsequently undergone a number of upgrades. The facility is classified in the DnV's register and is operated by Diamond Offshore Netherlands BV. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 2 July 2004.