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Consent for exploration drilling for Tullow Oil Norge AS

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Oilfield Technology,

TONAS is the operator for production licence 776 in the North Sea. The well will be drilled in a prospect named Rome, with the designation 16/5-6. It is located around 37 km southeast of the Edvard Grieg field, at the geographical coordinates:

  • 02o 31' 45.50" E
  • 58o 32' 40.45" N
  • Drilling is scheduled to begin in June at the earliest and estimated to last 30 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

    Drilling will be performed using Borgland Dolphin, which is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the Aker H-3 type. The facility is owned by Fred. Olsen Energy ASA and operated by Dolphin Drilling AS. It was built as a flotel in 1977 and refitted/upgraded into a drilling facility in 1999.

    Borgland Dolphin received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in September 2004.

    The PSA has now granted TONAS consent for exploration drilling.

    Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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