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22/12/2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to OMV Norge AS for well 7324/7-3 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 7324/7-3 S will be drilled from the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility in position 73o26`30.78" north and 24o15´39.88" east.
The drilling programme for well 7324/7-3 S relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 537. OMV Norge AS is the operator with a 25 per cent ownership interest. The other licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS with 20 per cent, Petoro AS with 20 per cent, Tullow Oil Norge AS with 20 per cent and Statoil Petroleum AS with 15 per cent.
The production licence comprises blocks 7324/7 and 7324/8, and was awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.
Wildcat well 7324/7-3 S will be the fifth exploration well in production licence 537.
The permit is conditional upon the operator securing all other consents and permits required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.
Per Henning Sæle, tel. +47 51 87 64 52