Shell Gets Go-Ahead to Drill in Norwegian Sea

Shell was granted consent to perform exploratory drilling on Ormen Lange using the West Navigator drillship. The consent applies to drilling and well activities relating to appraisal well 6305/4-2S. Exploratory drilling should commence in September 2010, and should last for about 70 days. The water depth of the site is 3,563 feet (1,086 meters). Located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Kristiansund, Norway, in the Norwegian Sea, Ormen Lange reaches 25 miles (40 kilometers) by up to 6 miles (10 kilometers).

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