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Consent for exploration drilling using Borgland Dolphin

Wintershall Norway AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 6407/1-7 in production licence 475 in the Norwegian Sea using the Borgland Dolphin mobile drilling facility.

The facility's planned position is:

  • 64° 57' 44.60" N
  • 07° 14' 06.18" E

Drilling is planned to begin in November 2013, with a duration of 43 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Borgland Dolphin is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-3 type.
It was built at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1977 and underwent an extensive upgrade in 1999.

The facility is owned by Borgland Dolphin Pte Ltd and operated by Dolphin Drilling A/S.
It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2004.

Journal 2013/1246



Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064