Statoil Receives Permission to Drill New Norwegian Sea Wells
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 6407/8-6 and 6407/8-6 A, cf. in the Norwegian Sea.
Wells 6407/8-6 and 6407/8-6 A will be drilled from the Songa Trym drilling facility at position 64°21’12.70″ north and 07°27’44.48″ east after it completes drilling of the wildcat well 6608/10-15 for Statoil in production licence 128.
The drilling programme for wells 6407/8-6 and 6407/8-6 A relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 348. Statoil is the operator with an ownership interest of 35 per cent. The other licensees are GDF Suez E&P Norge AS (20 per cent), E.ON E&P Norge AS (17.5 per cent), Core Energy AS (17.5 per cent), Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (7.5 per cent) and VNG Norge AS (2.5 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6407/8 and 6407/9. The wells will be drilled about four kilometres west of the Hyme field and 16 kilometres northeast of the Njord field.
Production licence 348 was awarded on 17 December 2004 (APA 2004 on the Norwegian shelf). These are the seventh and eighth wells to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.
Press Release, September 24, 2013