The consent covers the drilling and completion of eight production wells in connection with the new development of the Tor field (Tor II).

West Linus is a jack-up facility of the Gusto MSC CJ70-X150A type. The facility is owned and operated by Seadrill. West Linus received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in 2014.


The Tor field lies in the Norwegian North Sea and was initially on stream from 1978 to 2015. A new PDO for the redevelopment of the field was approved in 2019, and the field is now being developed with a subsea solution based on two seabed templates and a tieback to Ekofisk for processing and export. Production is expected to start again late in 2020.