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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Mærsk Guardian in the southern North Sea

DONG E&P Norge A/S (Dong) has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 1/3-11 with the mobile facility Mærsk Guardian.


The well belongs to Production Licence 274 and is located about 290 km southwest of Stavanger (map).

Well location

Water depth in the area is about 72 metres. The well’s UTM coordinates are 482978E and 6300813N.

Mærsk Guardian is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge AS. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on 1 November 2002.

In accordance with the application for consent, Dong will start drilling operations in April 2008. The activities are expected to have a duration of 65 days.