Dong Gets Consent to Drill with Maersk Guardian

DONG E&P Norge A/S has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 1/3-11 with the Maersk Guardian jackup.

The well belongs to Production Licence 274 and is located about 290 kilometers southwest of Stavanger.

Water depth in the area is about 72 meters. The well’s UTM coordinates are 482978E and 6300813N.

Maersk Guardian is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge AS. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance on Nov. 1, 2002.

In accordance with the application for consent, Dong will start drilling operations in April 2008. The activities are expected to have a duration of 65 days.

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