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05/06/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6506/9-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 6506/9-3 will be drilled from the Transocean Leader drilling facility in position 65°15'4.99" north and 6°54'15.66" east after completion of the drilling of production well 31/2-K-13 BY2H for Statoil Petroleum AS in production licence 054 in the Troll field.

The drilling program for well 6506/9-3 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 479. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40.95 per.

The other licensees are Eni Norge AS with 19.6 per cent, Petoro AS with 14.95 per cent, Exxon Mobile E&P Norway AS with 14.7 per cent and Total E&P Norge AS med 9.8 per cent.

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6506/9 and 6506/12. The well will be drilled about seven kilometres north of Åsgard in the Norwegian Sea.

Production licence 479 was awarded on 29 February 2008 in APA 2007 on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first well drilled in the licence.

The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.

Contact in the NPD:
Kristian Runestad, tel.: +47 51 87 60 27


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Updated: 05/06/2013