Statoil to Drill North Sea Well 15/3-9 in Feb

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Statoil has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the North Sea using the Transocean Leader semisub.

The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 15/3-9, which is part of production license 187. The well is located in the southern part of the North Sea, about 200 kilometers west of Karmøy and 12 kilometers north of Glitne. Water depth at the site is 108 meters.

The plan is to commence the drilling activity as soon as Transocean Leader has completed the drilling operation on Morvin for Statoil. The earliest possible start-up is mid-February 2010. The drilling activity has an estimated duration of 122 days.


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