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07/03/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-17 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/2-17 S will be drilled from the Ocean Vanguard drilling facility at position 58°48’15,92” north and 2°31’46,03” east on the Johan Sverdrup discovery following completion of drilling of appraisal well 16/5-3 for Statoil in production licence 502.
The drilling programme for well 16/2-17 S covers drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 265. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS with 30 per cent, Det norske oljeselskap ASA with 20 per cent and Lundin Norway AS with 10 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of parts of block 16/2 in the central North Sea. Production licence 265 was awarded on 24 April 2001 (NSA 2000). This is the 11th well drilled within the licence area and the 7th appraisal well on Johan Sverdrup in PL 265.
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