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    Byford Dolphin charter terminated by Statoil

    News // June 7, 2002
    Statoil has announced that it has terminated its charter with rig contractor Dolphin for the Byford Dolphin drilling unit.

    "Safety on this rig does not meet contractual requirements, and new measures adopted after a fatal accident on 17th April have not been satisfactorily followed up," says Henrik Carlsen, Executive Vice President for Exploration & Production Norway.

    Although the termination takes effect immediately, operations on Byford Dolphin will be wound down in a safe way. The charter originally ran until 08th October.

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