ConocoPhillips has received consent to conduct exploration drilling of well 8/10-3 using the jackup drilling rig Maerrsk Gallant.
‘The well is part of production license 331 and is located about 55 km north-northeast of the Ekofisk Complex. Well 8/10-3 has the following geographical coordinates: N 57 degrees 02′ 23.481″, E 03 degrees 17′ 01.820″. The Maersk Gallant jackup is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge A/S. The plan is to commence drilling around mid-March 2009, after the facility has concluded a stay at the shipyard in Esbjerg. The activity has an estimated duration of about 176 days.