PSA Gives Okay to Use West Navigator on Ormen Lange

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Norsk Hydro ASA its consent to use the West Navigator for production drilling and completion of wells on Ormen Lange.

The consent applies to

  • drilling of 8 production wells.
  • completion and cleaning of 8 wells.
  • testing of one well.
  • installation of 8 conductors for the next drilling phase.

Norsk Hydro, as operator on Ormen Lange, is responsible for the drilling activity. The drilling activity is being led by A/S Norske Shell on behalf of the licensees in the relevant production licenses. According to plan, the drilling will start during November 2005.

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