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14/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil ASA a drilling permit for wellbores 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wellbores 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A will be drilled from the Transocean Leader drilling facility at position 61º 07`32.70” N and 02º 18´35.5" E after completion of drilling of the wildcat well 6506/9-3 for Statoil ASA in production licence 479.
The drilling program for wellbores 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 050 ES, Valemon Unit. Statoil ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 57 per cent. The other licensees are Petero AS (30 per cent) and Centrica Resources (Norge) AS (13 per cent).
The area in this permit consists of the block 34/10.
Production licence 050 ES was awarded on 11 April 2012 as an addition to the third licensing round.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.
Contact in the NPD
Kristian Runestad, tlf. 51 87 60 27