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Deep Danish North Sea exploration well completed, Gita-1X

Press Release   •   Apr 15, 2009 02:00 CEST

As operator for the companies in Licence 9/95 Mærsk Olie og Gas AS has drilled the Gita-1X (/22-5) exploration well about 10 kilometres south of the Harald field in the Danish part of the North Sea.

Gita-1X was drilled as a vertical well and reached its total depth at metres below mean sea level in layers of Middle Jurassic age. The well encountered Middle Jurassic sandstone layers containing hydrocarbons. A number of measurements were carried out for further evaluation of the result of the well.

The well was spudded 16 December with the jack-up rig ENSCO 101 at the position 56°15'42.26" N; 4°17'14.83" E (UTM zone 31; 6,236,094.31 N; 579,753.43 E), where the water depth is 49 metres. The well is now being plugged and abandoned.

The well was drilled in cooperation between the Licensees in licence 9/95 and the adjoining licence 9/06. The two groups participated with 50 pct. each. The table below shows the companies’ shares in the two licences.

Company

Licence 9/95
(%)

Licence 9/06
 (%)

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S

31.2

31.2

PA Resources AB

26.8

26.8

DONG E&P A/S

20.0

-  

Altinex Oil Denmark A/S (Noreco)

12.0

12.0

Danoil Exploration A/S

10.0

10.0

Nordsøfonden

-  

20.0

The jack-up ENSCO 101 will subsequently leave the Danish sector.

See attached map.

Søren Frederiksen
Civilingeniør
Center for Forsyning
Tlf.: 3392 6853
sf@ens.dk