Talisman Secures Maersk Guardian for Drilling in Yme Area

Talisman Energy Norway AS (Talisman) has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Yme area with the Maersk Guardian jackup drilling rig.

The consent applies to the drilling of exploration well 9/2-11 which belongs to production license 316 DS.

The well is located about 110 kilometers southwest of Egersund and 11 kilometers north of the Yme field. Well 9/2-11 has the following geographical coordinates: N 57° 55' 12.22", E 04° 33' 35.07". The water depth at the site is about 100 meters.

Start-up is planned for November/December 2009. The drilling activity has an estimated duration of about 50 days.