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Consent to carry out exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea

A/S Norske Shell (Shell) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling on Ormen Lange using the mobile facility West Navigator.

The consent relates to conducting drilling and well activities in connection with the drilling of appraisal well 6305/4-2S.

The well has the following geographical coordinates:

N 63° 38' 14.976", E 05° 17' 54.156". The water depth at the site is 1086 metres.

Planned start-up of the drilling activity is in September 2010, and the operation has an expected duration of about 70 days.

West Navigator (formerly West Navion, pictured) is owned and operated by Seadrill Management AS. The drilling facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2000.

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