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Consent to conduct exploration drilling on Visund – well 34/8-14

Consent: StatoilHydro has received consent to conduct exploration drilling using the mobile facility Borgland Dolphin on the Visund field.

The consent applies to drilling of well 34/8-14A and S. The well belongs to Production License 120 and has the following geographical coordinates:

N 61° 18' 37.794",  E 02° 20' 32.741". Water depth at the site is 292 metres.

 Location of the well

Borgland Dolphin, which is operated by Dolphin AS, is an Aker H3 facility built in 1976. The facility was awarded an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2004.

According to the application for consent, start-up of drilling is planned for about 15 August 2008. The activity has an estimated duration of 119 days.