Shell Receives Approval to Use West Navigator at Ormen Lange

Shell has secured consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the drillship West Navigator to drill six production wells on the Ormen Lange field.

The consent relates to production drilling on Ormen Lange Phase II, wells 9-14 (6305/8-A-4H, 6305/8-A-5H, 6305/8-A-8H, 6305/5-B-4H, 6305/5-B-5H and 6305/5-B-8H). Each well is expected to take approximately 90 days to drill.

The West Navigator was the first rig to receive the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's Acknowledgement of Compliance on September 19, 2000.

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