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    Pertra spuds appraisal well at Varg South

    Projects and Operations // May 9, 2003
    Pertra AS, a PGS subsidiary and operator of Production License 038 (the Varg field), spudded an appraisal well on Varg South on the 22nd of April 2003.Varg South, which lies in Block 15/12, was discovered by Norsk Hydro in 2001. The depth of the oil-water contact was, however, never penetrated. The depth of the oil-water contact will determine the commercial value of the oil in Varg South.

    The Smedvig drilling rig West Alpha has been contracted to carry out this assignment, other key drilling services are supplied by DPT and Halliburton.PL038 is operated by Pertra AS, its partner in the licence is Petoro AS, a company wholly owned by the Norwegian state.

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