DONG Gets Green Light to Use Maersk Guardian in Southern North Sea

Dong E&P Norge AS has received consent to conduct exploration drilling at well 1/3-10 with the Maersk Guardian.

Well 1/3-10 is part of production license 274 and is located approximately 260 km southwest of Stavanger. The water depth at the site is approximately 72 meters.

The Maersk Guardian is operated by Maersk Contractors. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) on November 1, 2002.

According to the application for consent, DONG will start drilling in August or September 2007.

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