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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Mærsk Guardian on Varg

Consent: Talisman Energy Norge AS has received consent to conduct drilling of exploration well 15/12-21S using the mobile facility Mærsk Guardian.

The well is part of production licence 038 and is located in the Varg area (see map). The closest distance to land (Jæren) is approx. 235 kilometres.


Well 15/12-21S has the following geographical coordinates:

N 58° 13' 40.474",  E 01° 52' 56.824".  Water depth at the site is about 82 metres.

According to the application for consent, the drilling activity is expected to start in mid-January 2009, at the earliest.

The Mærsk Guardian is a jack-up drilling facility built in 1986 and operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS.

Link: Acknowledgement of Compliance for Mærsk Guardian