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Consent to carry out exploration drilling on Haltenbanken

Eni Norge AS has applied for permission to carry out exploration drilling using the mobile drilling rig Ocean Vanguard (photo) in the Haltenbanken area. The licensees in the production license (PL 256) are Eni Norge (operator), RWE Dea Norge, DONG and Petoro. The consent was granted on 9 July 2004.


Ocean Vanguard is operated by Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.

The rig will start drilling exploration well 6406/1-3 between 15 September and 31 October 2004. The activity will last for about 70 days.

Ocean Vanguard received an (AoC) from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway on 2 July 2004.

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss