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07/04/2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7121/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 7121/8-1 will be drilled from the Songa Enabler drilling facility, at position 71°25'43.86" N and 21°38'26.5" E after completing the drilling of production well 7121/4-F-3 H for Statoil Petroleum AS in production licence PL 099 on the Snøhvit field.
The drilling programme for well 7121/8-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 849. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The other licensees are Eni Norge AS (30 per cent) and Petoro AS (20 per cent). The area in this licence consists of a small part of block 7121/7 and parts of blocks 7121/8, 7121/9 and 7122/7. The well will be drilled about 25 kilometres southeast of the Snøhvit field.
Production licence 849 was awarded on 5 February 2016 in APA 2015. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence area.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.
Per Henning Sæle, tel. +47 51 87 64 52