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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Bredford Dolphin

Det Norske Oljeselskap AS (DNO) has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling with the mobile facility Bredford Dolphin.


The consent applies to drilling of exploration well 24/12-5S which belongs to production licence 341 and is located in the northern North Sea approx. 30 km west of the Grane field. The well has the following geographical coordinates:

N 59° 06' 41.666", E 01° 47' 21.252".

The drilling has an estimated duration of 38 days.

Bredford Dolphin (source: Fred Olsen Energy)

Bredford Dolphin (pictured), which is operated by Dolphin AS, is a Semisub Aker H-3 type facility. The facility received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Acknowledgement of Compliance on 28 June 2007 (link).

The activity will start when Bredford Dolphin has finished its exploration drilling on well 16/1-8 (link).

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss