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2/8-18 S

27/03/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 2/8-18 S.

Wellbore 2/8-18 S will be drilled from the Mærsk Guardian drilling facility at position 56°22’37.58’’N and 3°22’24.88”E.

The drilling program for wellbore 2/8-18 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 440 S. Faroe Petroleum Norge AS is the operator with a 40 per cent ownership interest. The other licensees are Dana Petroleum Norway AS with a 20 per cent ownership interest, Lundin Norway AS with 18 per cent ownership interest, Norwegian Energy Company ASA with 12 per cent ownership interest and Det norske oljeselskap ASA with 10 per cent ownership interest. Production licence 440 S was awarded to Faroe Petroleum Norge AS in 2007 (APA 2006). 

The area in this production licence is situated in the southern part of the North Sea and consists of the northern part of block 2/8. The well was drilled around 11 km north of the Valhall field. Well 2/8-18 S is the first exploration well to be drilled in the production licence.

The drilling permit is conditional on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity commences.

Contact in the NPD:
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27


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Updated: 24/01/2013