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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Transocean Leader - well 30/9-24

Consent: StatoilHydro has received consent to conduct exploration drilling with the mobile facility Transocean Leader on the Statfjord field.

Well 30/9-24 is part of production licence 079, and has the following geographical coordinates:

N 60° 29' 05.4", E 2°42' 41.8". The water depth at the site is approx. 108 metres. Distance to the Oseberg Field Centre is six kilometres (see map).

Location of the well

Planned start-up of the drilling activity is the middle of July 2009. The operation is expected to last for the 55 days.

Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd. It was delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea in 1987. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 16 December 2004 (link).