Wintershall gets go-ahead for North Sea wells

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has approved Wintershall Norge AS to drill two exploration wells on production license 248, 35/8-6S and 35/8-6A.

The agency said that drilling is scheduled to begin in March and estimated to last 85 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

The wells will be drilled by Borgland Dolphin, owned by Borgland Dolphin Pte. Ltd. and operated by Dolphin Drilling A S. It received acknowledgement of compliance in September 2004.

Last month, the company was awarded interest in seven production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf by the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.


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