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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Transocean Winner

StatoilHydro has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the northern North Sea with the mobile facility Transocean Winner.


The consent relates to well 30/9-21S and -21A, situated 4 nautical miles southwest of Oseberg Sør (see map).

Location of the well

The well has the following geographical coordinates:

N 60° 25' 29.073",  E 02° 41' 38.368". Water depth at the site is 105 meters.

The plan is to commence drilling when the Transocean Winner has concluded drilling of an exploration well south of the Grane field (link).  The activity has an estimated duration of 104 days.

Transocean Winner is a semi-submersible drilling facility, owned and operated by Transocean Offshore.  The facility was built in 1983 at Gøtaverken Arendal in Sweden.

Transocean received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the facility in August 2006.