The consent applies to production drilling of wells 34/8-V-1 H and 34/8-V-2 H on the Visund Sør field in the North Sea using the Scarabeo 5 mobile drilling facility.
The planned production start is in December 2013.
Scarabeo 5 is a mobile drilling facility built in Italy at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Genoa, and completed in 1990. It is operated by Saipem Norwegian Branch (Saipem).
The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in May 2003.
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