Statoil Gets Nod to Use Transocean Leader on Snefrid

StatoilHydro has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 6706/12-1 (Snefrid) with the mobile facility Transocean Leader. Snefrid is in the North Sea, offshore Norway.

The well belongs to production license 218 and the water depth at the site is 1,264 meters.
Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility owned and operated by Transocean Offshore Ltd. It was delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea in 1987. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 16 December 2004.
Drilling is scheduled to commence in August 2008. The activity has an estimated duration of approx. 76 days.

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