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Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling

Statoil is the operator for production licence 602 in block 6706/12 in the Norwegian Sea.


Statoil is to drill well 6706/12-3 Roald Rygg, to investigate the find's potential.

Expected start-up is March 2015 with a duration of approx. 34 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Transocean Spitsbergen is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-6e type.
It was built at the Aker Stord yard, is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DNV GL.

The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in October 2012.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77