StatoilHydro has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea with the semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean Vanguard.
The well is part of production license 312 and has the following geographical coordinates:
The plan is to commence drilling at the beginning of March 2009. The drilling activity is expected to have a duration of 55 days.
Operated by Diamond Offshore, the Ocean Vanguard (formerly the West Vanguard) is a Bingo 3000-type drilling facility that was commissioned in 1982 at Trosvik Verksted AS. The semisub has subsequently undergone a number of upgrades, and is classified by DnV.
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