Statoil has received consent to use the Transocean Leader semi-submersible drilling rig for permanent plugging of well 6407/7-3 on the Njord field.
Njord is an oil field in the Norwegian Sea, around 30 km west of Draugen, in approximately 330 metres of water. Njord has been developed using a steel semi-submersible drilling, accommodation and production facility. Expected start-up of the operation is July 2014, with a duration of approximately 30 days.
Transocean Leader is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Aker H-4.2 type, built in 1987 by Hyundai in South Korea and modified in 1997. It is registered in the Marshall Islands and classified by DnV. The rig received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AOC) by the PSA in December 2004.