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18/11/2011 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/5-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 16/5-2 will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility at position 58°44’43.55’’N 02°37’58.20’’E after completing the drilling of wildcat well 9/1-1 for Premier Oil Norge AS in production licence 405.

The drilling program for well 16/5-2 relates to the drilling of a delineation well in production licence 501. Lundin is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum AS with 40 per cent and Maersk Oil Norway AS with 20 per cent.

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 16/2, 3, 5 and 6. The will be drilled in the central part of the North Sea, about nine kilometres south of the oil discovery well 16/2-6 (’Avaldsnes’) and four kilometres southwest of the nearest delineation well 16/2-7.

Production licence 501 was awarded on 23 January 2009 (APA 2008). This is the fourth well to be drilled in the licence area.

This permit is contingent upon the operator securing all permits and consents required by other authorities before commencing the drilling activity.

Contact in the NPD

Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27


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Updated: 24/01/2013