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NPD permits drilling of wildcat well in licence 226

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Well 7222/1-1 will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility in position 72°56' 45.94 north and 22°19' 26.18 east in production licence 226.

The drilling programme for well 7222/1-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 226. Eni Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60%. The other licensees are DEA Norge AS with 20% and Edison Norge AS with 20%. The area in this licence consists of part of block 7220/1. The well will be drilled about 250 km north of Hammerfest.

Production licence 226 was awarded on 30 May 1997 in the Barents Sea project. This is the first well to be drilled within the licence area.

The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity commences.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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