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24/10/2012 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6607/12-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 6607/12-3 will be drilled from the West Alpha drilling facility at position 66 09` 37.30" north and 7 56ยด 34.10" east.

The drilling program for well 6607/12-3 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 385. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 45 per cent. The other licensees are Norwegian Energy Company ASA (20 per cent), Dong E&P Norge AS (20 per cent) and North Energy ASA (15 per cent).

The production licence consists of parts of block 6607/12. The production licence was awarded in APA 2005.

Wildcat well 6607/12-3 is the first exploration well in production licence 385.

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

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


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Updated: 24/01/2013