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23/04/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 35/12-6 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 35/12-6 S will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic drilling facility in position 61°13' 45.06" North and 3°45' 25.40" East.
The drilling programme for well 35/12-6S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 925. Wellesley Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 90 per cent. Concedo AS is a licensee with ten per cent. The area in this permit consists of parts of blocks 35/9 and 35/12. The well will be drilled about 14 kilometres southwest of the Gjøa field and 12 kilometres east of the Byrding field.
Production licence 925 was awarded in APA 2017, 2 March 2018. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is conditional on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity commences.
Per Henning Sæle, tel. +47 51 87 64 52