StatoilHydro gets consent for exploration drilling in Norwegian North Sea

Ocean Vanguard is of the Trosvik, Bingo 3000 design, and built in 1982 by Trosvic Framnaes, Brevik Norway.

Ocean Vanguard is of the Trosvik, Bingo 3000 design, and built in 1982 by Trosvic Framnaes, Brevik Norway.

StatoilHydro has been granted consent for exploration drilling in the northern part of the North Sea using the mobile facility Ocean Vanguard.

Well 25/2-17 is located on the Frigg field and belongs to production license 442.

The start-up of the drilling activities is planned for August 2009 as soon as Ocean Vanguard has completed drilling on exploration well 6507/3-7.

The activity is expected to last approx. 44 days.

Ocean Vanguard is operated by Diamond Offshore Netherlands BV.

The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in July 2004.

Source: Scandoil.com

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