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12/08/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 6608/10-15, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Wellbore 6608/10-15 will be drilled from the drilling facility Songa Trym at position 66°05’20.8”N and 08°16’ 42.5”E, following the completion of the drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-10 for Statoil ASA in production licence 159 C.

The drilling programme for wellbore 6608/10-15 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 128. Statoil ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 64 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS (24.5 per cent) and Eni Norge AS (11.5 per cent). The acreage in this licence consists of the blocks 6608/10 and 11.

Production licence 128 was awarded on 28 February 1986 (Licensing round 10-B on the Norwegian shelf).

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: 12/08/2013