Woodside Says Development Wells Completed at Chinguetti

Smedvig's West Navigator has successfully finished drilling, well completion and flow-testing operations on the Chinguetti development wells. The drillship was released from Mauritania on September 29, 2005. The field is due to come on stream in the first quarter of 2006 building to a rate of 75,000 barrels of oil per day.

The refurbishment of the Chinguetti FPSO, the Berge Helene, was completed on September 28, 2005 at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. The vessel is currently anchored in deep water off Singapore where commissioning activities will be undertaken before commencing the voyage to Mauritania.

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