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Consent for exploration drilling using Mærsk Giant

Det Norske has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 2/1-15 in production licence 542 in the southern part of the North Sea using the Mærsk Giant mobile drilling facility.


The rig’s position during drilling will be

  • 56° 52' 58,140" N
  • 03° 12' 47,534" E

Water depth at the site is approx. 70 metres.

The planned start-up is 1 August 2013 with a duration of 60 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.



Mærsk Giant is a jack-up mobile drilling facility owned and operated by the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group.

The facility was built in Japan by Hitachi and completed in 1986. Mærsk Giant can operate in water depths of up to 107 metres and accommodates 87 people.

The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in February 2002.

Journal 2013/690


Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77