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.