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Consent to carry out exploration drilling with Stena Dee

ChevronTexaco Norge AS has applied for permission to drill exploration well 6507/1-1 in production license 261 (Sahara Prospect) using the mobile drilling rig Stena Dee (photo). The consent was granted on 21 July 2004.

This exploration well is located 68 kilometers north of Heidrun, and about 180 kilometers off the Norwegian coastline.

The licensees in PL261 are ChevronTexaco Norge AS, RWE-DEA Norge AS, BP Norge AS and Statoil ASA.

The planned start-up date is scheduled for sometime between 15 August - 15 October 2004. This activity will last for about 28 days.

Stena Drilling Ltd., which operates the Stena Dee, has applied for an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the drilling rig. The application is currently being processed by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss