PSA Gives Talisman Green Light to Use Blane

Talisman Energy Norge AS has been granted consent for use of Blane. The Blane oilfield is located both on the Norwegian and British continental shelf. Blane will be developed with three subsea wells on the British side, which will be connected to BP's installations on Ula on the Norwegian side of the North Sea.

Talisman Energy Norge AS is the operator for the Norwegian production license 143BS, and Talisman Energy (UK) Limited is the operator for the British production license P.111.

The consent applies to systems and equipment for production and handling of hydrocarbons in the pipelines to Ula, as well as gas lift and water injection in the wells on Blane.

In the application for consent Talisman has estimated production start-up at August 1, 2007.

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