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Consent to use Mærsk Reacher at Valhall

The PSA has given BP Norge AS (BP) consent to use the Mærsk Reacher mobile drilling facility for well operations at the Valhall DP.

The consent covers permanent plugging and abandonment of wells at the DP on the Valhall field.

The well operations are scheduled to begin in July 2014 and last until between Q3 2016 and Q2 2017. Between 10 and 14 wells are to be plugged and abandoned during this period.

Maersk Reacher is a jack-up drilling facility built at the Keppel yard in Singapore in 2009. The facility is operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS.

Maersk Reacher received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 15 July 2011.