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13/03/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for well 6406/9-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6406/9-3 will be drilled from the Transocean Barents drilling facility in position 64°25'15.97" north and 6°58'42.79" east following completion of drilling of wildcat well 7218/11-1 for Repsol Exploration Norge AS in production licence 531.
The drilling programme for well 6406/9-3 concerns drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 255. A/S Norske Shell is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS with 30 per cent, Statoil Petroleum AS with 20 per cent and Total E&P Norge AS with 20 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6406/5, 6406/6 and 6406/9. The well will be drilled about 7 kilometres southeast of 6406/9-1 Linnorm.
Production licence 255 was awarded on 12 May 2000 in the 16th licencing round on the Norwegian shelf. This is the sixth 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 commencing drilling activities.
Contact in the NPD:
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27