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17/10/2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6706/6-2 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6706/6-2 S will be drilled from the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility in position 67°37'20.60"N and 6°45'57.57"E.
The drilling programme for well 6706/6-2 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 847. Wintershall Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Repsol Norge AS (20 per cent), OMV Norge AS (20 per cent) and Equinor Energy AS (20 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of a part of block 6706/5 and a part of block 6706/6. The well will be drilled about 7 kilometres northwest of the 6706/6-1 (Hvitveis) discovery.
Production licence 847 was awarded on 5 February 2016 in APA 2015. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent on the operator obtaining all other consents and permits required by other authorities before the drilling activity commences.
Per Henning Sæle, tel.: +47 51876452