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Amended consent to conduct exploration drilling with Songa Dee – Sidestep 24/9-9 B

Consent: Marathon Petroleum Norge AS (MPN) has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling in the northern North Sea with the mobile facility Songa Dee.


The consent is an amendment of our previous consent to drill exploration well 24/9-9 S (link), and applies to the drilling of sidetrack 24/9-9 B.

The well has the following geographical coordinates:

N 59° 19’   40.414”, E 01° 50’  17.110”. The water depth at the site is 120 metres.

Songa Dee (source: Songa)

Songa Dee (formerly Stena Dee) is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the type "Mitsubishi  MD-602". It was completed in 1984.

The facility is owned and operated by Songa Management AS in Stavanger, and received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in June 2009 (link).