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Consent for exploration drilling with Deepsea Delta

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Esso Norge AS consent for exploration drilling of well 16/1-7 with the mobile drilling installation Deepsea Delta.

The activity will take place about 220 km west of Stavanger.

Well 16/1-7 belongs to production license 001B with Esso (operator) and Statoil as licensees.

Deepsea Delta (photo) is operated by Odfjell Drilling AS. The installation received the PSA's Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in February 2004.

Planned start-up is in May 2004. The activity will last from 40 to 75 days.

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss