Norway's PSA Issues AoC for Three Dolphin Rigs

On September 30th, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway issued an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the mobile drilling units Bideford Dolphin, Borgland Dolphin and Belford Dolphin.

The Bideford Dolphin is a semisubmersible of Aker H3 type built in Norway by Aker Verdal in 1975 and rebuilt at Harlan and Wolff Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries Ltd, Belfast with a complete new topside in 1998. The unit is working on a contract for Hydro in the North Sea until May 2005. Bideford Dolphin is owned by Fred Olsen Energy ASA and operated and managed by Dolphin AS.

The Borgland Dolphin is a semisubmersible of the Aker H3 type, built in Norway by Bergen Mekaniske Verksted in 1976. The unit was originally built as a flotel, but was converted to a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit at Harlan and Wolff Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries LTD, Belfast, in 1999. Borgland Dolphin is working on a contract for Statoil in the Tampen area until December 2005. The unit is owned by Fred Olsen Energy ASA and operated and managed by Dolphin AS.

The Belford Dolphin is a deep water, dynamically positioned, self propelled monohull drillship, built in 2000 by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Koje, Korea. The unit is working on a contract for Oil and Natural Gas Cooperation (ONGC) in India until December 2006. Belford Dolphin is owned by Fred Olsen Energy ASA and operated and managed by Dolphin Drilling LTD.
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