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17/06/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted VNG Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/12-4 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6406/12-4 S will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic drilling facility in position 64°1'7.47'' north and 6°46'31.28'' east after completing wildcat well 35/12-5 in production licence 378 for Wintershall Norge AS.
The drilling programme for well 6406/12-4 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 586. VNG Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Spike Exploration Holding AS (30 per cent), Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (25 per cent) and Rocksource Exploration Norway AS (15 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of part of block 6406/11 and part of block 6406/12. The well will be drilled about 33 kilometres southwest of the Njord field.
Production licence 586 was awarded on 4 February 2011 (APA 2010). This is the fourth well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.
Contact in the NPD:
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51876027