OMV (Norge) AS (OMV) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 6407/5-2S in the Norwegian Sea with the Borgland Dolphin mobile facility.
The well will be drilled in production licence 471, with OMV as the operator (50%). The other licensees are Norwegian Energy Company ASA (30%) and Sagex Petroleum Norge AS (20%).
The well is located in the Norwegian Sea, 26 kilometres northwest of Draugen. The closest distance to land is approx. 100 kilometres (Frøya in Sør-Trøndelag).
The well has the following geographical coordinates: N 64° 34’ 48.7”, E 07° 37’ 11.9”. The water depth at the site is 230 metres.
The activity has a planned duration of 52 to 71 days, depending on the drilling result.
Borgland Dolphin is a type Aker H-3 semi-submersible mobile facility which was built as a flotel at Bergen Mekaniske Verksted in 1976.
In 1999, it was modified into a mobile drilling facility at Harlan and Wolff Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries Ltd. in Belfast.
The facility is owned by Dolphin AS and received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2004.
Mike Theiss, Principal engineer
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