Tullow Oil Norge AS has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway for exploration drilling of well 6507/11-11 in the Norwegian Sea with the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig.
Tullow is the operator for production licence 591 in block 6507/11 in the Norwegian Sea. The company has applied for consent to drill exploration well 6507/11-11 in a prospect named Zumba.
PSA informs that drilling is scheduled to begin in May/June 2015 and it is estimated to last 50 days.
In the event of a discovery, the activity may last a further 8 days for well testing. Water depth at the site is 272 metres.
Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type. It is owned by Ocean Rig and will be operated by Rig Management Norway.
Leiv Eiriksson is registered in the Bahamas and classified by DNV GL, and was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance by the PSA in July 2008.