Suncor is the operator for production licence 375 in block 34/4 in the Norwegian Sea. Suncor has applied for consent to drill exploration well 34/4 using Borgland Dolphin.
The well's geographical coordinates will be:
- 61º 40' 51.04" N
- 02º 07' 19.39" E
Drilling is planned to begin in January 2015, with a duration of 154 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.
Adapted from press release by Joe Green