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Consent to carry out exploration drilling with Maersk Guardian - well 3/8-1

Lundin Norway AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling in the North Sea with the mobile facility Mærsk Guardian.

The consent applies to drilling of exploration well 3/8-1, which is part of production licence 400.

The well has the following geographical coordinates:

N 56º 27' 16.93'', E 4º 25' 7.30''. The water depth at the site is approximately 65 metres.

According to the application for consent, the drilling will start mid-November 2010. The activity will have a duration of between 61 and 75 days, depending on the result of the drilling.

Mærsk Guardian (source: Woodside)

Mærsk Guardian is a jack-up drilling facility built in 1986. It is operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in July 2002.

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77