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Drilling permit for ENGIE E&P Norge AS

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Well 36/7-4 will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic drilling facility at position 61°24’59.72’’ north, 04°04’08.06’’ east after the facility concludes the drilling of wildcat well 31/7-1 A for Faroe Petroleum Norge AS in production licence 740.

The drilling programme for well 36/7-4 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 636. ENGIE E&P Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30 per cent), Wellesley Petroleum AS (20 per cent) and Tullow Oil Norge AS (20 per cent).

The area in this licence consists of a part of block 36/7. The well will be drilled approx. 55 km southwest of Florø and about 10 km northwest of the Gjøa field.

Production licence 636 was awarded on 3 February 2012 (APA 2011). This is the first well to be drilled within the licence area.

The permit is contingent on the operator securing all permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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