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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Leiv Eriksson – well 6603/12-1

Consent: A/S Norske Shell has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 6603/12-1 with the mobile facility Leiv Eriksson.

The well is part of production license 326 and is located in the Norwegian Sea approx. 370 kilometres west of Sandnessjøen (map).

Location of the well

According to the consent application, the estimated start-up of the drilling activity will be mid-December 2008, at the earliest. The planned duration of the activity is approx. 100 days.

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