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19/02/2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7220/7-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wellbore 7220/7-3 S will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility in position 72 24’ 08,73” N and 20 08’ 02,65” E.
The drilling programme for wellbore 7220/7-3 S concerns drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 532. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with a 50% ownership interest and the other licensees are Eni Norge AS with 30% and Petoro AS with 20%.
The production licence consists of blocks 7219/9, 7220/4, 7220/5, 7220/7 and 7220/8, and was awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.
Wildcat well 7220/7-3 S is the seventh exploration well in production licence 532.
The drilling permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity starts.
Contact in the NPD:
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51876027