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14/10/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-23, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 35/11-23 will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic drilling facility in position 61°1'14.7"N and 3°27'49.21"E.
The drilling programme for well 35/11-23 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 090. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 45 per cent. The other licensees are ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS (25 per cent), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (15 per cent) and Neptune Energy Norge AS (15 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of a part of block 35/11. The well will be drilled about seven kilometres west of the Fram field.
Production licence 090 was awarded on 9 March 1984 (8th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf). This is the 17th 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.