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Consent for exploration drilling using Borgland Dolphin

Tullow Oil Norge AS has received consent for exploration drilling using the Borgland Dolphin mobile drilling facility to drill well 31/10-1 in production licence 507.


The well is located in the northern part of the North Sea, around 110 km west of Sotra and 36 km south of Oseberg Sør. Water depth at the site is 121 metres.

The facility’s position during drilling will be:

  • 60° 05' 10.414" N
  • 03° 00' 04.012" E

Drilling is planned to begin in May/June 2014, with a duration of around 39 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 2013/1582

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