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03/09/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Repsol Exploration Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 4/4-1.
Wellbore 4/4-1 will be drilled from the Mærsk Giant drilling facility at position 56°38’8.65’’N and 5°8’11.53”E.
The drilling programme for wellbore 4/4-1 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 541. Repsol Exploration Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The licensees are Edison International Norway Branch with a 35 per cent ownership interest, Skagen44 with 7.5 per cent ownership interest and Concedo ASA with 7.5 per cent ownership interest. Production licence 541 was awarded in 2010 (APA 2009).
The area in this production licence is located in the southeastern part of the North Sea and consists of block 4/4, which is on the border with Denmark. Wellbore 4/4-1 is the first exploration well in this production licence.
The drilling 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, tel. +47 51 87 60 27