Wintershall is the operator for production licence 248 in block 35/11 in the North Sea. The well will be drilled in a prospect designated 'Syrah'.
Drilling is scheduled to begin in August 2015 and estimated to last 48 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.
Borgland Dolphin is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Aker H-3 type.
It was built at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1977 and underwent an extensive upgrade in 1999.
The facility is owned by Borgland Dolphin Pte Ltd and operated by Dolphin Drilling A/S. It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2004.
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