Tullow gets approval to use Borgland Dolphin (Norway)

Tullow Oil Norge AS has received consent for exploration drilling using the Borgland Dolphin mobile drilling rig to drill well 31/10-1 in production licence 507, offshore Norway.

The well is located in the northern part of the North Sea, around 110 km west of Sotra and 36 km south of Oseberg Sør. Water depth at the site is 121 metres.

Drilling is planned to begin in May/June 2014, with a duration of around 39 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

Borgland Dolphin is a semi-submersible drilling rig 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 rig is owned by Borgland Dolphin Pte Ltd and operated by Dolphin Drilling A/S.It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in September 2004.

Press Release, May 16, 2014

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