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  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Statoil Petroleum ASA has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7220/7 in production licence 532 in the Barents Sea using the West Hercules rig. The planned start-up is August 2013 with a duration of 42 days, depending on whether a discovery is made. West Hercules is a 6th generation semi-submersible rig built […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Exploration & Production

    After a couple of years of negative sentiment in the offshore drilling industry caused by the low oil prices and the rig oversupply, things have started looking up for the sector.

  • 30 April 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Greenpeace activists have ended their protest on the Barents Sea-bound West Hercules offshore drilling rig, currently located near Rypefjord village in the north of Norway, after spending 16 hours on the rig. 

  • 9 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Statoil has signed a contract with North Atlantic Norway to hire the West Hercules rig which can be used for exploration and production drilling internationally and on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Statoil has signed an agreement with North Atlantic Norway Ltd (Norwegian Branch), a company in the Seadrill group, for hire of the West […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Exploration & Production

    Norwegian offshore safety body has given its consent to Equinor for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea with the West Hercules drilling rig. 

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Exploration & Production

    Statoil has signed a contract with North Atlantic Norway Ltd for use of the 6th generation West Hercules rig.

  • 9 January 2013

    North Atlantic Management AS has received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the West Hercules semi-submersible rig. The AoC, given by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, indicates that the West Hercules is considered to be in compliance with relevant requirements in the petroleum activities regulations. An AoC also includes the company’s safety management system. West […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Wintershall Dea has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority for exploration drilling in block 66/11 in the Norwegian Sea.

  • 9 October 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Norwegian oil major Equinor has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the North Sea using the West Hercules drilling rig.

  • 13 August 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Norwegian oil major Equinor has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using the West Hercules drilling rig.

  • 4 November 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority to consent to drill an exploration well in the North Sea using the West Hercules rig. 

  • 17 December 2018
    Exploration & Production

    Equinor has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea using the West Hercules drilling rig.

  • 17 February 2014

    Statoil Petroleum AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7220/7-3 in the Barents Sea. The well is located in production licence 532, where Statoil is operator. The well is to be drilled using the West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig, with earliest start-up in February 2014. Water depth at the site is 342 […]

  • 22 June 2018
    Exploration & Production

    Equinor has received consent from the PSA to drill an exploration well off Norway using the West Hercules drilling rig.

  • 9 December 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority for exploration drilling in block 30/6 in the North Sea, using the West Hercules rig. 

  • 22 November 2018
    Exploration & Production

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Eni Norge a drilling permit for an appraisal well in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. 

  • 18 May 2015

    A man fell overboard last weekend from the Statoil-operated semi-submersible rig West Hercules, offshore St. John’s, Canada. Statoil has notified the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board of the incident which occurred during the early morning of May 16, 2015. The person was recovered by the Maersk Clipper’s Fast Rescue Craft, transported back to the […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Exploration & Production

    Norwegian oil major Equinor has received consent from the offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), for exploration drilling in the North Sea using the West Hercules drilling rig.

  • 18 July 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Equinor has received consent for exploration drilling in block 32/4 in the North Sea offshore Norway, using the West Hercules rig. 

  • 24 December 2019
    Exploration & Production

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a wildcat well located in the North Sea offshore Norway. 

  • 23 May 2016
    Exploration & Production

    Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has received another notice of termination for convenience, this time from the oil company Statoil and related to the contract for the West Hercules semi-sub rig.  Seadrill also recently got a notice of termination for a drillship contract it had with ExxonMobil. The rig’s contract with ExxonMobil in Nigeria was to expire in […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of West Hercules within maritime systems on board the West Hercules facility. The audit is part of the processing related to the application for an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from North Atlantic Drilling (NAD) for the West Hercules facility for carrying out drilling activity on […]