08/07/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/8-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The 7219/8-2 wellbore will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility at position 72°19` 17.33" N and 19°35´ 20.61" E.
The drilling program for wellbore 7219/8-2 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 608. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent and the other licensees are Eni Norge AS with 30 per cent and Petoro AS with 20 per cent.
The production licence consists of block 7219/8. The production licence was awarded in the 21st licensing round in 2011.
Wildcat well 7219/8-2 is the first exploration well in production licence 608.
The 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 51876027