The wells are located about 15 km northwest of Draugen (see map) and have the following geographical coordinates:
N 64° 26' 47.8", E 07° 38' 54.2".
In the event a discovery is made and with an accompanying sidetrack, the drilling of the wells is expected to take about 95 days. Start-up is estimated at mid-April 2008.
The West Alpha is operated by Seadrill Offshore AS, Stavanger. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in December 2001.