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19/12/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6406/2-8, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wellbore 6406/2-8 will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic drilling facility at position 64°45`13.95" north and 6°30´9.18" east after completing the drilling of wildcat well 33/2-1 for Lundin Norway AS in production licence 555.
The drilling programme for wellbore 6406/2-8 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 589. Wintershall Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are RWE Dea Norge AS (30 per cent) and Repsol Exploration Norge AS (30 per cent). The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6406/2 and 6406/5. The well will be drilled about 20 kilometres south of the Kristin field.
Production licence 589 was awarded on 4 February 2011 (APA 2010). This is the first 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.
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27