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Centrica Resources receives drilling consent

Oilfield Technology,

According to the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway, Centrica Resources (Norge) AS has received consent for exploration drilling using the West Navigator mobile drilling facility.

Centrica Resources intends to drill well 6707/10-3 S, in production licences 528 and 528 B. The well is located in the Norwegian Sea, approximately 293 km from Brønnøysund and 20 km from the Aasta Hansteen field. Water depth at the site is approximately 1420 m.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in August 2014, with a duration of approximately 78 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

West Navigator is owned and operated by North Atlantic Norway Limited.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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