DONG is the operator of production licence 147, which includes the Trym field in block 3/7 in the southern part of the North Sea.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has now granted consent for exploration drilling of well 3/7-8S in a prospect just south of Trym.
The well will have the following geographical coordinates:
Water depth at the site is approx. 65 metres.
The plan is to start drilling in mid-November, with a duration of 60 days.
The drilling activity will be carried out with the Mærsk Giant mobile drilling facility (photo)
Mærsk Giant is a jack-up drilling facility built in 1986 and considerably upgraded in 2012. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in February 2002.