Noreco to Drill in PL 484 with Bredford Dolphin

Noreco Norway AS has received consent to use the Bredford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig on a well in the Norwegian Sea.

Image 2. Rig in Norway, Bredford Dolphin ©2008 Simon Townsley


The consent applies to drilling and permanent plugback of well 6608/10-16 in production licence 484. Water depth at the site is approximately 371 metres.

The operations are planned to begin on 17 January 2014, with a duration of around 70 days.

Bredford Dolphin is a third-generation semi-submersible drilling rig of the Aker H-3 type. The rig was completed in 1976. Bredford Dolphin is owned by Fred Olsen ASA and operated by Fred Olsen’s subsidiary Dolphin AS (Dolphin). The company’s head office is in Stavanger. The rig is registered in Singapore, with DNV as the classification society.

Bredford Dolphin was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AOC) by the PSA in 2007.


Press Release, January 10, 2014


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