Norway: Statoil to Drill Wellbore 6407/3-1 S Using Transocean Leader Rig

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted a drilling permit for wellbore 6407/3-1 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Wellbore 6407/3-1 S will be drilled from the Transocean Leader drilling facility at position 64°46’32.49” N and 7°42’14.23” E after it has completed drilling of wildcat well 6407/4-2 for Statoil ASA in production licence 429.

The drilling programme for wellbore 6407/3-1 S relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 312 where Statoil ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 59 per cent. The other licensees are ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (24 per cent) and Eni Norge AS (17 per cent). The area in this licence consists of part of block 6407/3 and part of block 6407/6. The well will be drilled about six kilometres north of the Mikkel gas/condensate field.

Production licence 312 was awarded on 12 December 2003 in APA 2003. This is the third well 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.

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Source: Ptil, April 15, 2011

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