Drilling permit for well 7122/6-3 S in production licence 901
08/09/2021 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Vår Energi AS a drilling permit for well 7122/6-3 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 7122/6-3 S will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility in position 71°31'34.93"N and 22°44'49.03"E after concluding the drilling of development wells on the Goliat field for Vår Energi AS.
The drilling programme for well 7122/6-3 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 901. Vår Energi AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The other licensees are Longboat Energi AS (20 per cent), Concedo AS (20 per cent) and Equinor Energy AS (10 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 7122/5, 7122/6 and 7123/4. The well will be drilled about 30 kilometres northeast of the Goliat field and about 13 kilometres south of the discovery well, 7122/6-1.
Production licence 901 was awarded on 10 February 2017 (APA2016). This is the first 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.