04/11/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted RWE Dea Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/9-12 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 35/9-12 S will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility at position 61°15`28.34" north and 3°44`46.61" east after completing the drilling of wildcat wells 34/6-3 S and 34/6-3 A for Total E&P Norge AS in production licence 554.
The drilling program for well 35/9-12 S relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 420. RWE Dea Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum AS (40 per cent) and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30 per cent). The area in this licence consists of part of block 35/9. The well will be drilled about 80 kilometres southwest of Florø.
Production licence 420 was awarded on 16 February 2007 (APA 2006). This is the fourth well to be drilled in the licence.
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 51 87 60 27