02/12/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued VNG Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/12-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wellbore 6406/12-3 S will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic drilling facility in position 64°01’52.37’’ north and 06°45’17.53’’ east after it completes drilling wildcat well 35/9-10 A for Wintershall Norge AS in production licence 418.
The drilling programme for well 6406/12-3 S concerns drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 586. VNG Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Spike Exploration Holding AS (30 per cent), Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (25 per cent) and Rocksource Exploration Norway AS (15 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of part of block 6406/11 and part of block 6406/12. The well will be drilled approx. 8 kilometres east of the 6406/11-1 S discovery and about 33 kilometres southwest of the Njord field.
Production licence 586 was awarded on 4 February 2011 (APA 2010). This is the first well to be drilled in this licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity starts.
Contact in the NPD
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27