Shell Gets Go-Ahead to Use West Navigator on Ormen Lange

A/S Norske Shell has been granted consent to use Seadrill's West Navigator drillship for drilling and well operations in connection with the development of the southern part of Ormen Lange.

West Navigator has drilled production wells in the northern part of the field for the past 3.5 years and is currently concluding this work.

Depending on the progress of this work, it may start production drilling in the southern part of the field at the end of September/beginning of October 2009.