Transocean 'Wins' Acknowledgement of Compliance

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted an acknowledgement of compliance (AoC) for the mobile drilling facility Transocean Winner operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF (Transocean).

Transocean Winner is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the GVA 4000 type built in 1983 by Gotaverken Arendal in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Transocean initially applied for an AoC for the facility in January 2002, but the application was later withdrawn as the facility was laid up in Ølen.

The new the application for AoC was submitted March 3, 2006. PSA has concluded its administrative procedures and verification activities and has granted an AoC for the facility as of August 4, 2006.

Transocean Winner is now on its way from Ølen to Fram Vest where it will perform exploration and production drilling for Norsk Hydro Produksjon a.s (Hydro). Hydro has signed an agreement with Transocean regarding lease of the facility for a period of three years.

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