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Consent to exploration drilling of well 9/4-5

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted its consent to ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS for exploration drilling of well 9/4-5 using the mobile facility Mærsk Gallant (photo).


The well is part of production licence 315 and is located approx. 180 km southwest of Stavanger.

The activity will commence early in September 2005 and is expected to last from 97-150 days, depending on potential discoveries of hydrocarbons.

Mærsk Gallant is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge A/S. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2002.

Contact person i the Petroleum Safety Authority
Mike Theiss