Talisman Wins Consent to Drill Trow with Transocean Winner

Talisman Energy Norge AS has been granted consent to drill exploration well 32/2-1 (Trow) in the Northern North Sea with the semisub Transocean Winner.

Well 32/2-1 is located in production license 369 and lies approximately 17 kilometers west of Fedje Municipality in Hordaland County and is approximately 350 meters in depth.

The drilling will be planned and carried out by StatoilHydro on behalf of Talisman, the operator of the production license. The drilling is estimated to start in mid-June 2008. The activity is expected to last for 28 days. The well will be permanently plugged.

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