The purpose of the exploration well is to verify the hydrocarbon potential in a formation in production licence PL 420.
The well will be located approx. 12 km west of the Gjøa field and approx. 50 km west of the Norwegian coast. The well has the following geographical coordinates:
Water depth at the site is 369 metres.
The plan is for drilling to start in the beginning of August and last about 55 days.
The well will be drilled with the semi-submersible mobile drilling facility Bredford Dolphin, which is owned by Fred Olsen ASA and operated by Dolphin AS. The facility is of the Aker H-3 type. It was built in 1976 and upgraded in 2007. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA on 28 June 2007.
Thor Gunnar Dahle, Principal engineer
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