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Consent to conduct exploration drilling with Songa Delta – well 6407/2-4 and 4 S

Consent: Det norske oljeselskap ASA has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea with the mobile facility Sogna Delta.

The consent relates to drilling of exploration well 6407/2-4 and sidetrack 4 S. The well is part of production licence 380 and is located approx. 34 kilometres southeast of Åsgard (see map).

Location of the well

The well has the following geographical coordinates:

N 64° 57’ 47.4’’, E 7° 26’ 51.2’’. The water depth at the site is approx. 270 metres.

The nearest distance to land is 125 km to Froan (archipelago) and 154 km to Vikna (the outer side).

According to the application for consent the expected start-up is June 2009. The drilling time is estimated at 42 days for a dry well and 82 days including the sidetrack.

Songa Delta, owned by Offshore and operated by Odfjell Drilling, was granted Acknowledgement of Compliance on 5 June 2009 (link).