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13/05/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Tullow Oil Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/11-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6507/11-11 will be drilled from the Leiv Eriksson drilling facility in position 65° 14' 16.06'' north and 7° 30' 39.31'' east completing wildcat well 7324/8-2 in production licence 537 for OMV (Norge) AS.
The drilling programme for well 6507/11-11 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 591. Tullow Oil Norge AS is the operator with an ownership share of 80 per cent. The other licensees are North Energy ASA (15 per cent) and Lime Petroleum Norway AS (5 per cent). The area in this licence consists of part of block 6507/8, part of block 6507/9 and part of block 6507/11. The well will be drilled about 14 kilometres southeast of the Heidrun field and about 220 kilometres west of the Njord field.
Production licence 591 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 having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.
Kristin Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27