Shell is Approved to Use Transocean Arctic

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway announced that A/S Norske Shell (Shell) has been approved to use the semisub Transocean Arctic for production drilling on the Draugen field.

Expected to take about 110 days, Transocean Arctic will drill and complete two wells (6407/9-E-3H and 6407/9-D-3H) that are part of production license 039 on Haltenbanken.

Shell is the operator of the production license, while the other partners in the field are Petoro, BP Norge AS and Chevron Norge AS.

The consent is granted in part on the basis of the Acknowledgement of Consent for the Transocean Arctic, granted on 20 July 2004, with the conditions and obligations the Acknowledgement of Compliance represents for the shipowner and the operator.

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