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29/04/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Talisman Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 2/1-16 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 2/1-16 S will be drilled from the Mærsk Giant drilling facility, at position 56°51’1.72’’ north and 3°18’52.69” east.
The drilling programme for well 2/1-16 S relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 299. Talisman Energy Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 31.5 per cent. The other licensees are Agora Oil & Gas AS with 28.5 per cent, Dong E & P Norge AS 20 per cent and North Energy ASA 20 per cent.
The area in production licence 299 is located in the southern part of the North Sea near the Gyda field, and consists of parts of block 2/1. Well 2/1 16 S is the second exploration well in this production licence, which was awarded in 2003.
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