Wintershall Norway AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 6407/1-7 in production licence 475 in the Norwegian Sea using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig.
Drilling is planned to begin in November 2013, with a duration of 43 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.
November 22, 2013