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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Deepsea Delta – well 35/12-2

Consent: Wintershall Norge AS (Winthershall) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 35/12-2 using the mobile facility Deepsea Delta.

Wintershall (formerly Revus Energy ASA) will drill exploration well 35/12-2, which is part of production licence 378. The well is located in the northern North Sea, about 45 km north of Troll B (see map).

Location of the well

The well has the following geographical coordinates:

N 61° 09' 60",  E 03° 40' 13".

The Deepsea Delta is operated by Odfjell Drilling, and received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in February 2004.

According to Wintershall, the drilling will start in May 2009. The activity has an estimated duration of 45 – 65 days.