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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Transocean Leader – well 6506/12-12

Consent: StatoilHydro has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling with the mobile facility Transocean Leader on the Åsgard field.


The consent applies to drilling of appraisal well 6506/12-12 S and the sidetrack 6506/12-12 A. The well is part of production license 094  and has the following geographical coordinates:

N 66° 13' 1.198",  E 06° 54' 29.773". The water depth at the site is 301 metres.

The Åsgard field is located on Haltenbanken, about 200 kilometres off the coast of Trøndelag and 50 kilometres south of Heidrun.

According to application for consent, start up is expected towards the end of May 2009. The activity has an estimated duration of 94 days. 

Transocean Leader

Transocean Leader (photo) 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.