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Wintershall Norge AS receives consent for exploration drilling

Wintershall Norge AS (Wintershall) has received consent to drill two exploration wells, 35/8-6S and 35/8-6A, in the North Sea.


Wintershall is the operator of production licence 248. Drilling is scheduled to begin in March 2016 and estimated to last 85 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

The coordinates of the wells will be:

  • 61° 19' 41.65" N
  • 03° 20' 17.11" E

The wells will be drilled by Borgland Dolphin, which is a mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-3 type.

It was built at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1977 and underwent an extensive upgrade in 1999.

The facility is owned by Borgland Dolphin Pte Ltd and operated by Dolphin Drilling A/S. It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2004.

The PSA has now granted Wintershall consent for exploration drilling.

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