Drilling permit for wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A in production licence 090
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic drilling facility in position 61°02’12.72’’ N and 03°26’53.58’’ E after completing maintenance work on Gullfaks for Equinor Energy AS in production licence 050.
The drilling programme for wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 090. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 45 per cent.
The other licensees are Vår Energi AS (25 per cent), Neptune Energy Norge AS (15 per cent) and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (15 per cent). The area in this licence consists of part of block 35/11. The wells will be drilled about 10 kilometres west of the Fram field.
Production licence 090 was awarded on 9 March 1984 (the 8th Round). This is the 21st 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.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced a temporary appointment, naming Torgeir Stordal (60) as Director General of the NPD from 30 June and until a new Director General of the NPD is hired.