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Consent for exploration drilling using Borgland Dolphin

Wintershall Norge AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of wells 16/1-19 S and 16/1-20 S in production licence 457 in the North Sea using the Borgland Dolphin mobile drilling facilityn.

The rig’s position during drilling will be:

  • 58° 54' 24.44" N
  • 02° 18' 14.05" E

Water depth at the site is approx. 113 metres.

The planned start-up is September 2013 with a duration of 163 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 2013/875

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