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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Transocean Winner – well 30/8-4 S

Consent: StatoilHydro has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 30/8-4 S with the mobile facility Transocean Winner.

The well is located in the North Sea, approximately 15 km southwest of Oseberg South (map). The operating company has named the prospect to be drilled Curran.


Well 30/8-4 S has the following geographical coordinates:
N 60° 20’ 05.0”, E 02° 36’ 09.3”. The water depth at the site is 93 metres.

Start-up of drilling is planned for the beginning of November. The activity will have an estimated duration of 69 days.

Transocean Winner is drilling facility of the GVA-4000 type, built in 1983 at Gøtaverken Arendal in Sweden. It has subsequently undergone modifications and upgrades. The facility is classed in DnV and is operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 4 August 2006 (link). 

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