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:
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.
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