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26/07/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/6-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management regulations.
Well 6406/6-5 S will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility at position 64°35'47.28"N and 06°51'15.27"E.
The drilling programme for well 6406/6-5 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 255 B. Total is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (30 per cent) and Petoro AS (30 per cent). The area in this licence consists of a part of block 6406/5 and a part of block 6406/6.
The well will be drilled about 12 km north of the 6406/9-1 Linnorm gas discovery and 270 km southwest of Brønnøysund. The well will test the Jurassic prospect called Jasper.
Production licence 255 B was awarded on 19 May 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, +47 51 87 64 52