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Consent to the use of Bideford Dolphin for production drilling at Fram

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Norsk Hydro Produksjon AS a consent to the use of the mobile facility Bideford Dolphin for drilling production wells, as well as changing the X-mas tree on well 30/6-B-51 at the Oseberg field.

The start-up date depends on the facility's progress with the preceding activities. According to plan, change of the X-mas tree on well 30/6-B-51 shall start in October/November 2005.


Following that, four production wells and two injection wells are to be drilled at Fram Øst, as well as a production well at Fram Vest. The activities are expected to have a duration of 467 days.

Contact person i the Petroleum Safety Authority
Mike Theiss