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Consent for exploration drilling with Mærsk Guardian in the North Sea

Dong E&P Norge AS (Dong) has been granted consent to drill exploration well 3/7-7 with the mobile facility Mærsk Guardian.

Mærsk GuardianThe well belongs to Production License 289 and has the following geographical coordinates:

N 56° 24' 14.8", E 4° 18' 3.3".

The water depth at the site is approx. 62 metres. Mærsk Guardian (pictured) is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge AS. The facility received an (AoC) on 1 November 2002.

In its consent application, Dong writes that the drilling will commence in February 2008. The activity is estimated to last approx. 67 days.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss