E.ON granted permission to drill in Norwegian Sea
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted E.ON E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/5-7, in the Norwegian Sea.
Well 6507/5-7 will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility at position 65°32’29.71″ north and 7°34’25.68″ east.
The drilling programme for well 6507/5-7 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 558. E.ON E&P Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are PGNiG Upstream International AS (30 per cent), Det norske oljeselskap AS (20 per cent) and Petoro AS (20 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of parts of block 6507/5. The well will be drilled about 10 kilometres east of the Skarv field.
Production licence 558 was awarded on 19 February 2010 (APA 2009). This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon E.ON securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to starting drilling activities.