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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Bredford Dolphin – well 25/8-16 S

Consent: ExxonMobil Exploration Production Norway AS (ExxonMobil) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 25/8-16 S with the mobile facility Bredford Dolphin.

The well is part of production licence 027D and is located in the northern North Sea approx. 15 kilometres north of the Balder field.

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) will drill the well on behalf of the operator ExxonMobil.

Bredford Dolphin (kilde: BG Norge)


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

Expected start-up of the drilling activity is the middle of March 2009, but will depend on the results from drilling activities which are planned prior to this.

The activity has an estimated duration of 34 days.