|Friday, July 14, 2000
Smedvig's new-build drillship, West Navion, has begun exploration drilling offshore Greeland. This will be the first time in 24 years that any exploration drilling has been done offshore Greenland. The West Navion will be working in the Fylla license 3/97 in approximately 3,800 feet of water. This will be the rig's first time to work in deep water. The West Navion is rated for work in waters depths of 10,000 feet.