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19/06/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6507/2-5 S cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6507/2-5 S will be drilled from the West Phoenix drilling facility in position 70 22`43.71´´E and 650 50`44.19``N after completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/1-30 S for Equinor Energy AS in production licence 167.
The drilling programme for well 6507/2-5 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 942. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Wellesley Petroleum AS (30 per cent) and Aker BP (30 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of part of block 6507/1 and part of block 6507/2. The well will be drilled about seven kilometres southwest of the Marulk field.
Production licence 942 was awarded on 2 March 2018 (APA 2017). 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 prior to commencing the drilling activity.