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Consent to carry out exploration drilling in block 2/4

Statoil has received consent to use Maersk Gallant for exploration drilling of well 2/4-21 as well as an option on sidetrack 2/4-21 A.

The well will be drilled in production licence 146/333 and is located in the North Sea about 13 kilometres north of Ekofisk (see map). The closest distance to land (Lista) is 260 kilometres.

Mærsk Gallant’s planned position for drilling well 2/4-21 is:

N 56° 42' 00.81", E 03° 08' 34.31". Water depth at the site is approx. 67 metres.

The planned start-up date is early August 2011. The operation has an expected duration of 166 days with a potential option of 51 days.

Mærsk Gallant is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge A/S. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2002.

Mike Theiss, Principal engineer
Email: michael.theiss@ptil.no |