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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Bredford Dolphin in the northern part of the North Sea

BG Norge AS (BG) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 34/3-1 S using the mobile facility Bredford Dolphin.

Well 34/3-1 is part of production license 373S and has the following geographic coordinates:

N 61° 48' 46.3",  E 02° 46' 46.6". Water depth at the site is approx. 410 m.

Location of well 34/3-1S
Location map

According to the application for consent, the activity will start at the end of March 2008, and has an expected duration of 70 days.

Bredford Dolphin is a type Semisub Aker H-3 facility operated by Dolphin AS. The facility received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Acknowledgement of Compliance in June 2007.