DONG Receives Approval to Use Maersk Guardian for Exploration Work

Dong E&P Norge AS has been granted consent to drill exploration well 3/7-7 with the Maersk Guardian jackup in Production License 289. The water depth at the site is approximately 62 meters.

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

In its consent application, Dong writes that the drilling is expected to commence in the first half of 2008 and last approximately 67 days.

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