24/08/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Mol Norge AS a drilling permit for well 2/6-6 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 2/6-6 S will be drilled from the Rowan Viking drilling facility in position 56°30'40.73"N and 3°54'49.22"E.
The drilling programme for well 2/6-6 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 860. Mol Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Lundin Norway AS with 40 per cent and Petoro AS with 20 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 2/6 and 9 and part of block 3/4. The well will be drilled about 40 kilometres northeast of the Valhall field.
Production licence 860 was awarded on 10 February 2017 in APA 2016. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.
Contact in the NPD:
Per Henning Sæle, tlf: 51 87 64 52