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Consent to use Mærsk Gallant on Ekofisk

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted consent to ConocoPhillips to use the mobile rig Mærsk Gallant (photo) for production drilling over the 2/4 M installation on Ekofisk. The jacket and the support for the bridge from Ekofisk 2/4 M to the Ekofisk Center have been installed.

The topsides are being fabricated. ConocoPhillips will utilize the time until the topsides are installed (summer of 2005) to drill five of a total of 25 wells on 2/4 M.

The company's original plan was to use the Mærsk Innovator for this activity. However, the arrival of this rig has been delayed.

Mærsk Gallant received an (AoC) in August 2002.

Link to the consent related to this matter: Consent to use parts of 2/4 M.

Contact in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss