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Consent to exploration drilling of well 15/9-22

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted its consent to ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS (ExxonMobil) for exploration drilling of well 15/9-22 using the mobile facility Ocean Vanguard.

Ocean VanguardThe well is part of production license 241 and is located about 235 km southwest of Stavanger. The water depth at the site is 107 m.

Drilling will start in September or October 2005.

The activity is expected to last from 30-70 days, depending on potential discoveries of hydrocarbons.
Ocean Vanguard (photo) is owned and operated by Diamond Offshore.

Contact person i the Petroleum Safety Authority
Mike Theiss