Friday, June 19, 2009
A/S Norske Shell, operator of production licence 326, has hit gas with wildcat well 6603/12-1. The discovery is located 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of the 6506/6-1 Victoria gas discovery in the northern Norwegian Sea.
Well 6603/12-1 is being drilled by Ocean Rig semisub "Leiv Eiriksson". The prospect is located in license PL 392. “The well hit a 16-metre gas column in the Upper Cretaceous, in a reservoir of varying quality,” the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said.
Leiv Eiriksson Drilling Rig
- Semisub - 5
The offshore drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson is a Semisub type rig. It is currently owned by Ocean Rig Asa.
Leiv Eiriksson Semisub Drilling Rig Specification:
Design: Trosvik Bingo 9000
Built: Friede & Goldman at the Friede & Goldman, Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard
Drilling Rig Type: Semisub
Additional Type Spec: 5
Water Depth Rating: 8,200 ft
Drilling Depth: 30,000 ft