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Consent for drilling using Bredford Dolphin

Noreco Norway AS has received consent to use the Bredford Dolphin mobile drilling rig.


The consent applies to drilling and permanent plugback of well 6608/10-16 in production licence 484 in the Norwegian Sea.

The facility’s planned position during drilling and completion will be:

  • 66° 08' 38.089" N
  • 08° 04' 00.706" E

Water depth at the site is approx. 371 metres.

The operations are planned to begin on 17 January 2014, with a duration of approx. 70 days.

Bredford Dolphin is a third-generation semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-3 type. The facility was completed in 1976.
Bredford Dolphin is owned by Fred Olsen ASA and operated by Fred Olsen's subsidiary Dolphin AS (Dolphin). The company’s head office is in Stavanger. The facility is registered in Singapore, with DNV as the classification society.

Bredford Dolphin was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AOC) by the PSA in 2007.


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Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77