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18/07/2018 The Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 35/10-4 S, 35/10-4 A and 35/10-4 B, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wells 35/10-4 S, 35/10-4 A and 35/10-4 B will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility at position 61°08'55.52" North and 03°17'05.11" East.
The drilling programme for wells 35/10-4 S, 35/10-4 A and 35/10-4 B relates to the drilling of two wildcat wells and one appraisal well in production licence 630. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60 per cent, and licensee Wellesley Petroleum AS has an ownership interest of 40 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of a part of block 35/1 and a part of block 35/10. The wells will be drilled about 7 km southwest of the Vega Sør field.
Production licence 630 was awarded on 3 February 2012 in APA 2011 on the Norwegian shelf. Wells 35/10-4 S, 35/10-4 A and 35/10-4 B are the first wells 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.
Per Henning Sæle, tel. +47 51 87 64 52