This was achieved for the first time because the various contributors and processes were orchestrated by a combined team of headquarter and rig team members. There was great advantage in having one focal point for contact with the authorities, and the good relations between all contributors on the team positively influenced the
process and enhanced the reaction time.
Only one month after handing in the application for the Permission to Operate to the authorities, the rig was able to be moved and jacked up on the new location. The time saved for Wintershall was approximately three months.