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29/03/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-11 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/2-11 A will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility at position 58°48’13.06’’ north and 02°33’19.92’’ east as a sidetrack from appraisal well 16/2-11 for Lundin Norway AS in production licence 501.
The drilling programme for well 16/2-11 A concerns the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 501. Lundin is the operator with a 40 per cent ownership interest. 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 well will be drilled about 660 metres northeast of well 16/2-11 on Johan Sverdrup in the central part of the North Sea, about six kilometres southwest of the 16/2-6 oil discovery well and a little more than two kilometres southeast of well 16/2-8.
Production licence 501 was awarded on 23 January 2009 (APA 2008). This is the eighth well drilled in the licence.
The permit is conditional upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activity.
Contact in the NPD
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27