BG Gets Green Light to Drill with Rowan Gorilla VI in Southern North Sea

BG Norge AS has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the southern North Sea using the Rowan Gorilla VI jackup drilling rig.

The well, which is located approximately 300 km southwest of Stavanger, is part of production license 297 and has the following geographical coordinates: N 56° 45' 11.24", E 2° 49' 43.56". The water depth at the site is approximately 70 meters.

Planned start-up is in November 2009. The estimated duration of the drilling activity is 181 days.