Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea with the Bredford Dolphin semisub.
The consent applies to drilling of exploration well 6507/3-6, which is part of production license 383. The well has the following geographical coordinates:
The water depth at the site is 377 meters.
Planned start-up of the operation is in May 2009. The expected duration of the drilling activity is 90 days (dry well) to 45 days (in the event of a discovery).
Bredford Dolphin is a third-generation semisubmersible drilling facility of the Aker H-3 design, built by Aker Engineering in 1976.
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