Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling in the southern part of the North Sea with the Bredford Dolphin semisub.
Exploration well 15/9-23 is located about 22 kilometers northeast of the Varg field, ten kilometers southwest of the Sleipner A facility and 208 kilometers off the Norwegian coast (Utsira).
The objective of well 15/9-23 is to explore the hydrocarbon potential in a prospect called Skardkollen.
The well is part of production license 408 and has the following geographical coordinates: N 58° 16' 29.10", E 01° 52' 23.19". The water depth at the drilling site is 84 meters.
Planned start-up is mid-September 2009.
The duration of the activity is about 48 days if the well is dry and 83 days if a discovery is made, including testing and logging.
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