Det norske Gets Go-Ahead to Drill North Sea Well

Det norske has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the southern North Sea with the Bredford Dolphin semisub. The consent relates to drilling and testing of exploration well 15/12-22, which is part of production license 337.

The well is located 215 km from Karmøy, about 15 km northeast of the Varg field. The water depth at the drilling location is 83 meters.

Drilling is expected to start in March 2010. The activity has an estimated duration of about 35 days if the well is dry and 87 days if a discovery is made, including drilling of a sidetrack, testing and logging.


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