RWE-DEA Norge AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 35/9-X S Atlas in Titan production licence 420 in the North Sea using the Leiv Eiriksson mobile drilling rig.
Water depth at the site is around 358 metres and it is around 81 kilometres south-west of Florø.
Drilling is planned to begin in mid-August 2014, with a duration of approximately 66 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.
Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type. The rig is owned by Ocean Rig and will be operated by Rig Management Norway.
Leiv Eiriksson received the PSA’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in July 2008.
Press Release, July 16, 2014