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Consent to the use of West Navigator on Ormen Lange

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) its consent to use the mobile facility West Navigator for production drilling and completion of wells on Ormen Lange.

The consent applies to

  • drilling of 8 production wells.
  • completion and cleaning of 8 wells.
  • testing of one well.
  • installation of 8 conductors for the next drilling phase.

Ormen Lange (location map)Hydro, as operator on Ormen Lange (see map), is responsible for the drilling activity.

The drilling activity is being led by A/S Norske Shell on behalf of the licensees in the relevant production licenses.

According to plan, the drilling will start during November 2005.


Contact in the PSA:
Mike Theiss