When answering the question I would like to be able to get it all in. If it means shortening the answer, and Members are happy with that, we can do business. I like to think that I know my brief so well that I can answer a supplementary question without reading a lecture.
In 1995 Statoil Exploration (Ireland) Limited and partners were granted a frontier exploration licence over five and a half blocks in the Porcupine Basin. Statoil, as operator of the licence, commenced drilling an exploration well in block 35/21 on 13 May 2001, and drilling is ongoing. The estimated duration of the drilling programme is 43 days. All data about the well is submitted on a daily basis to my Department where it is assessed using in-house expertise. The Deputy will appreciate that any such data is regarded as commercially sensitive and must, therefore, remain confidential.