04/07/2013 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7324/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The 7324/8-1 wellbore will be drilled from the Leiv Eriksson drilling facility at position 73°27` 6.23" N and 24°24´ 15.43" E.
The drilling programme for wellbore 7324/8-1 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 537. OMV Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 25% and the other licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS with 20%, Petoro AS with 20%, Tullow Oil Norge AS with 20% and Statoil Petroleum AS with 15%.
The production licence consists of blocks 7324/7 and 7324/8. The production licence was awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.
Wildcat well 7324/8-1 is the first exploration well in production licence 537.
The drilling permit is contingent upon the operator securing the other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.
Contact person in the NPD
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51876027