Talisman Gets Go-Ahead to Use Maersk Guardian on Varg

Talisman Energy Norge AS has received consent to conduct drilling of exploration well 15/12-21S using the jackup drilling rig Maersk Guardian.

The well is part of production license 038 and is located in the Varg area. The closest distance to land (Jaeren) is approximately 235 kilometers.

Well 15/12-21S has the following geographical coordinates:

N 58 degrees 13' 40.474", E 01degrees 52' 56.824". Water depth at the site is about 82 meters.

According to the application for consent, the drilling activity is expected to start in mid-January 2009, at the earliest.


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