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Consent to carry out exploration drilling with Songa Delta in well 35/9-7

Wintershall Norge ASA has received consent to carry out exploration drilling in the North Sea with the Songa Delta mobile facility.

The consent relates to the drilling of exploration well 35/9-7 which belongs to production licence 418 with Wintershall Norge ASA as the operator.

The well is located about 139 km from Flesland airport and the planned position of the well is:

N 61°16' 06.85"
Ø 3° 40' 23.24"

Water depth at the site is 377 m.

The operation has an estimated duration of 48 to 60 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.


The Songa Delta semi-submersible drilling rig is owned by Songa Offshore and operated by Odfjell Drilling.

Songa Delta is a 3rd generation, Ocean Ranger type drilling facility, commissioned at Rauma Repola in Finland in 1981. The facility has been modified several times, and is registered in Norway with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as its classification society.

Songa Delta received the PSA’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in June 2009

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