Talisman to use Transocean Winner semisub for North Sea drilling

Source: Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

Talisman Energy Norge AS (TENAS) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the southern North Sea with the mobile facility Transocean Winner. 

The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 15/12-23, which is part of production license 038D and is located in the Varg area about 230 kilometers west of the coast of Rogaland. The water depth at the site is about 100 meters.

According to the application for consent, drilling will start in April 2010. The activity has an estimated duration of about 125 days. 

Transocean Winner is a third generation semisubmersible of the GVA-4000 design, built in 1983 at Gøtaverken Arendal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The facility is owned by Transocean Offshore and operated by Transocean Offshore. Transocean Winner received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway in August 2006.

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