On 14 December during drilling operations on this well, the Ocean Vanguard lost two anchor chains, tore off the riser and had to be towed to land for repairs.
The Transocean Arctic will now plug and abandon the well.
The consent is given on the following conditions:
The consent is granted in part on the basis of the Acknowledgement of Compliance for Transocean Arctic, granted on 20 July 2004, with the preconditions and obligations the represents for the shipowner and the operator.
Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority: