Norsk Hydro to Use West Venture at Troll

Norsk Hydro Produksjon AS has been granted consent to use the semisub, West Venture for production drilling at the Troll field.

The consent applies to drilling, completion, well workovers, interventions and plugback operations on wells at Troll Oil in the period September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2010.

The West Venture is a KMAR CS-45 Kvaerner Maritime-designed fifth generation semisubmersible equipped with dynamic positioning. The facility is equipped with two drilling towers.

The drilling facility has been in operation at Troll Oilfield since the start-up in March 2000.

West Venture is operated by Seadrill AS. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in January 2004.

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