The company said: "Cairn confirms that members of Greenpeace have boarded the semi-submersible drilling vessel, the Leiv Eiriksson
, owned by Ocean Rig.
Greenpeace activists also climbed aboard the Leiv Eiriksson
rig when it left a port in Istanbul in April, but were forced to abandon that protest due to bad weather.
The well was drilled with the semi-submersible drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson
to a total depth of 1,275 metres below mean sea level and in a water depth of 450 metres.
According to the company, the well will be drilled with the semi-submersible drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson
and is expected to take approximately 35 days.
, a Brazilian Company Petrobas' huge oil and gas exploration platform, has been making oil and natural exploration in the east northern Turkish coast, arrived another Turkish harbor city of Sinop on Monday to make necessary preparation to return.
The negative result was due to the rig Leiv Eiriksson
being non-productive for 38 plus seven days due to class certification and overhaul.
The new oil rig will join Leiv Eiriksson
, one of the world's largest rigs that started oil and gas explorations off Black Sea earlier this year as part of a deal signed last year by Turkish petroleum company TPAO and Brazil's state oil company Petrobras.
, The Oil Platform is 145 km far from the northern Turkish city of Sinop at the moment.
The Norwegian drilling rigs operator Ocean Rig ASA said on Tuesday (29 March) that it had received a letter of intent for a six-well contract for its drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson
from a major, unnamed oil company.
Ocean Rig UDW, contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, said Lundin Norway AS, has declared their third option for extension of the existing contract of the Leiv Eiriksson
The Norwegian drilling rigs operator Ocean Rig ASA said on Wednesday (19 January) that Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Block 33) Limited, part of ExxonMobil, has exercised the option well to the contract for the drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson
The well was drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson
drilling facility, which will now proceed to drill appraisal well 7220/11-4 in production licence 609 in the Barents Sea, where Lundin Norway AS is the operator.