Eldfisk is an oil field lying due south of Ekofisk in 70-75 metres of water in the southern North Sea. Production began in 1979.
Mærsk Gallant is a jack-up drilling facility, built at Far East Levingston Shipbuilding (FELS) in Singapore in 1993. The facility is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge A/S. It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2002.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has now granted consent to use Maersk Gallant at Eldfisk in accordance with ConocoPhillips's application.
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