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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Leiv Eriksson – well 6305/5-3 S

Consent: A/S Norske Shell (Shell) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling on Ormen Lange with the mobile facility Leiv Eriksson.

The consent is related to drilling of appraisal well 6305/5-3 S. The well is located in the Norwegian Sea approx. 100 kilometres northwest of the Møre coast, and is part of production licences 208, 209 and 250.

Leiv Eiriksson (source ABB)

Leiv Eriksson (photo) is owned and operated by Ocean Rig  AS. The facility received a new Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 11 July 2008 (link).

The drilling activity will start between 20 May and 20 June 2009, depending on the facility's current exploration drilling.