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14/10/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted MOL Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/8-19 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 25/8-19 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility in position 59°20'13.21"N and 2°21'53.28"E.The drilling programme for well 25/9-19 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 820 S. MOL Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Lundin Norway AS (30 per cent), Wintershall Norge AS (20 per cent) and Pandion Energy AS (10 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/8. The well will be drilled about 6 kilometres northwest of Ringhorne and 210 kilometres northwest of Stavanger.
Production licence 820 S was awarded on 5 February 2016 in APA 2015 on the Norwegian shelf.
This is the first well to be drilled in the licence. The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.