Det Norske Secures Drilling Permit for North Sea Wildcat
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 2/1-15, in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.
Well 2/1-15 will be drilled from the Mærsk Giant drilling facility at position 56°52’58.14’’N and 3°12’47.53’’E following completion of the drilling of wildcat well 2/1-16 S for Talisman Energy Norge AS in production licence 299.
The drilling programme for wellbore 2/1-15 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 542. Det norske oljeselskap ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 60 per cent. The other licensee is Tullow Oil Norge AS (40 per cent). The acreage in this permit consists of parts of blocks 2/1.
Production licence 542 was awarded on 19 February 2009 (APA 2010). This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.