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Consent to carry out exploration drilling in block 3/7

DONG E&P Norge AS (DONG) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 3/7-8S.


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:

  • 56o 23’ 10.715" N
  • 04o 14’ 00.523" E

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.


Journal 2012/1458