The consent applies to the drilling of exploration well 9/2-11 which belongs to production licence 316 DS.
The well is located about 110 kilometres southwest of Egersund and 11 kilometres north of the Yme field (see map). Well 9/2-11 has the following geographical coordinates:
N 57° 55' 12.22", E 04° 33' 35.07". The water depth at the site is about 100 metres.
Start-up is planned for November/December 2009. The drilling activity has an estimated duration of about 50 days.
Mærsk Guardian is a jack-up drilling facility built in 1986. It is operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS. The facility received a renewed Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in March 2007 (link).