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06/07/2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 35/11-20 A will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility at position 61°13’20.29’’ north 03°26’25.57’’ east, after completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-6 for Tullow Oil Norge AS in production licence 776.
The drilling programme for well 35/11-20 A relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 248 F. Wintershall Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Origo Exploration Norway AS (20 per cent) and Petoro AS (40 per cent). The area in this licence consists of a part of block 35/11.
The well will be drilled about 100 kilometres southwest of Florø and about 20 kilometres northwest of the Fram field.
Production licence 248 F was carved out of production licence 248 on 10 December 2015.
Production licence 248 was awarded on 4 June 1999 (North Sea Awards 1999). This is the second well to be drilled within the licence area.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before commencing drilling activities.
Per Henning Sæle, tel. +47 51 87 64 52