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Consent to use West Navigator on Ormen Lange

A/S Norske Shell (Shell) has secured consent to use the mobile facility (drilling ship) West Navigator for production drilling of six wells on Ormen Lange.


The consent relates to production drilling on Ormen Lange Phase II, wells 9-14 (6305/8-A-4H, 6305/8-A-5H, 6305/8-A-8H, 6305/5-B-4H, 6305/5-B-5H and 6305/5-B-8H).

Shell expects that the drilling activity will last approx. 90 days per well.

West Navigator

The West Navigator (formerly the West Navion, pictured) is owned and operated by Seadrill. The drilling facility was the first to receive the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's (19 September 2000).

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss