Well 16/1-26 S will be drilled from the Maersk Interceptor drilling facility at position 58°55’20.15’’ north, 02°11’53.03’’ east in production licence 001 B.
The drilling programme for the 16/1-26 S well relates to the drilling of an appraisal well on the 16/1-7 oil discovery, which is part of the Ivar Aasen field where Det norske is the operator with an ownership interest of 34.786%. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum AS with 41.4730%, Bayerngas Norge AS with 12.3173%, Wintershall Norske AS with 6.4615%, VNG Norge AS with 3.0230 per cent, Lundin Norway AS with 1.3850 %and OMV (Norge) AS with 0.5540 %.
The area in this licence consists of a part of block 16/1. The well was drilled in the eastern part of the 16/1-7 discovery in the central part of the North Sea.
Production licence 001 B was carved out of production licence 001 on 1 September 1999. Production licence 001 was awarded on 1 September 1965 (Round 1-A). This is the eleventh exploration well to be drilled within the licence area and the fifteenth well on the Ivar Aasen field.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall
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