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Consent to exploration drilling of well 31/1-1 with Bredford Dolphin

Marathon Petroleum Norge AS (MPN) has been granted consent to carry out exploration drilling in the northern North Sea with the mobile facility Bredford Dolphin.


Location of well 31/1-1

Well 31/1-1 lies approx. 25 kilometres north-east of Oseberg (map) and belongs to production licence 311 with MPN as the operator. Other licensees are Talisman Energy Norge AS and Gaz de France Norge AS.

The well has the following geographical coordinates: N 60° 49' 08.382", E 03° 18' 53.49".

Bredford Dolphin (source: Fred Olsen Energy)

Bredford Dolphin (pictured), which is operated by Dolphin AS, is a Semisub Aker H-3 type facility. The facility received the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Acknowledgement of Compliance on 28 June 2007 (link).

The activity will start once the installation has completed an assignment for Det Norske Oljeselskap and is estimated to last up to 50 days.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss