Det norske gets permission to drill North Sea wildcat
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for the well 2/9-5 S in the North Sea, offshore Norway.
Well 2/9-5 S will be drilled from the Mærsk Giant drilling facility at position 56°24’45.50’’ north and 03°55’06.08” east. The drilling program for well 2/9/-5 S relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 494. Det norske oljeselskap is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent.
The licensees are Bridge Energy Norge AS with 30 per cent, Dana Petroleum Norway AS with 24 per cent and Fortis Petroleum Norway AS with 16 per cent. Production licence 494 was awarded in APA 2008.
The area in this production licence is located in the southern part of the North Sea and consists of the north-eastern part of block 2/9. Well 2/9-5 S is the first exploration well in this production licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to starting drilling activities.