The consent applies to production drilling, completion, well interventions, well clean-up and well testing.
The start-up is scheduled for the beginning of October. The consent is valid until the end of August 2014.
The consent does not apply to exploration drilling, cf. Section 5 b) of the Information Duty Regulations.
Aker Spitsbergen is operated by Aker Drilling Operations AS, and is contracted to StatoilHydro for a period of five years.