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15/12/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Maersk Oil Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6406/6-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wellbore 6406/6-4 will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility at position 64°38'31.62" north and 6°46'02.77" east after completion of drilling wildcat well 35/9-12 S for RWE Dea Norge AS in production licence 420.
The drilling programme for wellbore 6406/6-4 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 510. Maersk Oil Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The other licensees are Edison International Norway Branch (30 per cent) and North Energy ASA (20 per cent). The area in this licence consists of parts of block 6406/5 and part of block 6406/6. The well will be drilled about 35 kilometres southeast of the Kristin field.
Production licence 510 was awarded on 23 January 2009 (APA 2008). 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 51876027