Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 7222/11-2 in production licence 659 in the Barents Sea using the Transocean Barents mobile drilling rig.
Drilling is planned to begin in December 2013, with a duration of 50 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.
Transocean Barents (formerly Aker Barents) is a 6th-generation semi-submersible drilling rig of the H-6e type. The rig was built at the Aker Stord yard in Norway and was completed in 2009.
Transocean Barents is owned and operated by Transocean Norway, with head offices in Stavanger.
Press Release, December 03, 2013