Det Norske Gets Go-Ahead to Drill Well 6609/10-2 with Songa Delta

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has been granted consent for drilling of exploration well 6609/10-2 using the Songa Delta semisub.

The well belongs to production license 483S, and is located southwest of Trænabanken, 44 kilometers east of Norne.

The well has the following geographical coordinates: N 66 degrees 02' 29", E 09 degrees 03' 06". The water depth at the site is 265 meters.

Expected start-up of the drilling activity is mid-July 2009. The drilling period is estimated at 35 days.