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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with West Epsilon and use of the facility on Sleipner

Consent: StatoilHydro has received consent to conduct exploration drilling and use the mobile facility on Sleipner Vest.

The consent applies to exploration drilling of well 15/9-B-1, and use of West Epsilon (photo) to conduct production drilling of wells 15/9-B-2 and 15/9-B-8.

West Epsilon (source: Seadrill)

The drilling campaign starts in June, and is expected to last until December 2010.

Depending on the time for yard overhaul and the progress of the drilling, a fourth well may possibly be drilled.

Link: About Sleipner (StatoilHydro's web site)


The jackup drilling facility West Epsilon is operated by Seadrill Offshore AS (Seadrill), Stavanger.

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway granted an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for West Epsilon on 14 February 2003 (link).