Drilling permit for wells 6507/3-13 and 6507/3-13 A in production licence 159 B
15/04/2019 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 6507/3-13 and 6507/3-13 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wells 6507/3-13 and 6507/3-13 A will be drilled from the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility in position 65 59`26.44 N and 07 44`43.02 E.
The drilling programme covers drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-13 and appraisal well 6507/3-13 A in production licence 159 B. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 85 per cent. The other licensee is INEOS E&P Norge AS with 15 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of part of block 6507/3. The wells will be drilled about four kilometres northwest of the Alve field. Production licence 159 B was awarded on 13 August 2004 in licensing round 12-B on the Norwegian shelf. This is the fifth exploration 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.