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20/01/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/2-11 will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility at position 58°48’13.06’’N 02°33’19.92’’E following completion of drilling of wildcat well 16/5-2 for Lundin Norway AS in production licence 501.
The drilling programme for well 16/2-11 concerns the drilling of an appraisal 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 well be drilled in the central part of the North Sea, about six kilometres southwest of the oil discovery well 16/2-6 (”Avaldsnes”) and about two kilometres southeast of the well 16/2-8 (”Aldous Major South”).
Production licence 501 was awarded on 23 January 2009 (APA 2008). This is the seventh well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.
Contact in the NPD:
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27