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Wintershall receives consent for exploration drilling

Wintershall has received consent to drill exploration well 35/11-18 in the North Sea.

Wintershall is the operator for production licence 248 in block 35/11 in the North Sea. The well will be drilled in a prospect designated 'Syrah'.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in August 2015 and estimated to last 48 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Borgland Dolphin is a semi-submersible 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.

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