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The NPD grants drilling permit for wildcat well 25/10-15 S

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Well 25/10-15 S will be drilled from the Maersk Interceptor drilling facility at position 59°05’14.49’’ north 02°14’13.78’’ east.

The drilling programme for well 25/10-15 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 626, where Det norske oljeselskap ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 50%. The other licensees are Tullow Oil Norge AS with 30%, MOL Norge AS with 10% and Fortis Petroleum Norway AS with 10%. The area in this licence consists of part of block 25/10. The well will be drilled in the northeastern part of the licence, which is located in the central North Sea.

Production licence 626 was awarded on 3 February 2012 (APA 2011). This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence, but the third well within the area in which the licence is located.

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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