Go-ahead for Winner well

StatoilHydro has been given the green light to drill exploration well 6507/6-3 in the Norwegian Sea with the Transocean Winner rig.

The well will be drilled in Production License 212 C and operations are expected to last for 42 days, after which the well will be permanently plugged. The well, which will be spudded this month, is located about 160 kilometres off the coast of Vikna in Nord-Tr√łndelag in about 400 metres of water. Transocean Winner is a third generation semi-submersible drilling facility of the GVA-4000 design, built in 1983 at G√łtaverken Arendal in Gothenburg, Sweden.