The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Statoil consent for exploration drilling of well 16/5-3.
The drilling is scheduled to start in February 2013, with a duration of approximately 36 days.
The rig’s planned drilling position will be:
58° 43' 53.95" N
02° 33' 28.64" E
The drilling site is located in the North Sea, west of Stavanger, and is part of production license 502.
The water depth at the site is approximately 108 meters.
Ocean Vanguard is operated by Diamond Offshore with operational headquarters in Stavanger and with technical and operational support from the company’s offices in Aberdeen.
The facility is registered on the Marshall Islands with Det Norske Veritas as the classification society.
Ocean Vanguard was built in 1982 and received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in July 2004.