Statoil Gets Thumbs Up to Drill North Sea Well West of Vega

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Statoil has received consent for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using Diamond Offshore's Ocean Vanguard semisub.

The consent applies to drilling of exploration well 6608/10-14 S which is part of production license 128. The well lies approximately 165 kilometers west of the island of Vega and has the following geographical coordinates: N 66° 8' 58.5", E 8° 14' 45.7". The water depth at the site is 352 meters.

According to the application for consent start-up is scheduled for the end of January 2010. The operation has an estimated duration of 47 days.

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