The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 25/5-6, which is part of production licence 363.
The well has the following geographical coordinates:
N 59° 44' 18.80", E 02° 23' 52.47". The water depth at the site is 118 metres.
The plan calls for drilling to commence in late August/early September 2009. The expected duration of the drilling activity is 40 days.
Transocean Winner (photo) is a third-generation semi-submersible drilling facility of GVA-4000 design, built in 1983 at Gøtaverken Arendal, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The facility is owned by Transocean Offshore and operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF, headquartered in Stavanger.