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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Transocean Winner - block 30/5

Consent: StatoilHydro has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling in the northern part of the North Sea with the mobile facility Transocean Winner.


The consent applies to drilling of wells 30/5-3 S and 30/5-3 A located approx. 8.5 kilometres northwest of Oseberg C (see map).

 Location map

The well  has the following geographical coordinates:

N 60° 39' 26.3",  E 2° 39' 33.6". The water depth at the site is approx. 113 metres..

Transocean Winner is a third-generation semi-submersible drilling facility of the GVA-4000 type, built in 1983 at Gotaverken Arendal in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The facility is owned by Transocean Offshore, and is operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF, with headquarters in Stavanger.

Transocean Winner received the PSA’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2006 (link).

The drilling activity will start when Transocean Winner is moved from exploration well 6507/6-3 during October 2008. The activity is estimated to last 115 days.