PSA Norway Nods StatoilHydro's Use of Deepsea Delta

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has consented to StatoilHydro's use of the semisub drilling rig Deepsea Delta on the Oseberg field. The consent relates to permanent plugging of wells 30/9-B-50H and 30/6-C-27AH. Expected start-up of the activities is September 1, 2008, and the duration is estimated at approximately 70 days.

The Deepsea Delta is a third-generation semisub drilling rig of the type Ocean Ranger, completed at Rauma Repola (Finland) in 1981. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in February 2004, and is operated by Odfjell Drilling.

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