Ivar Aasen appraisal well in sight for Det norske

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Jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor
Maersk Drilling’s jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap another drilling permit for an appraisal well on the Ivar Aasen field, offshore Norway. 

According to the directorate, the well 16/1-26 A will be drilled from Maersk Drilling’s jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor in production licence 001 B. Maersk Interceptor was delivered by the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in 2014, and received an Acknowledgement of Compliance from the Petroleum Safety Authority in December 2014.

The drilling program for the 16/1-26 A well relates to the drilling of an appraisal well on the 16/1-7 oil discovery, which is part of the Ivar Aasen field located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Det norske was previously, in March 2016, granted a drilling permit from the Norwegian authorities to drill an appraisal well 16/1-26 S in the same licence which is part of the Ivar Aasen field.

Det norske is the operator of the licence with an ownership interest of 34.7862 per cent. Other licensees are Statoil with 41.4730 per cent, Bayerngas Norge with 12.3173 per cent, Wintershall Norge with 6.4615 per cent, VNG Norge with 3.0230 per cent, Lundin Norway with 1.3850 per cent and OMV (Norge) with 0.5540 per cent.

The area in this licence consists of part of block 16/1. Production licence 001 B was carved out of production licence 001 on 1 Sept. 1999. PL 001 was awarded on 1 Sept. 1965 (Round 1-A).

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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