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NPD: Drilling permit for well 25/2-18 B in production licence 442

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/2-18 B, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 25/2-18 B will be drilled from the Maersk Interceptor drilling facility, at position 59°49'30.11"N and 2°37'54.1"E in production licence 442.

The drilling programme for well 25/2-18 B relates to the drilling of an appraisal well. Aker BP ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 90%, and LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS is a licensee with 10%.

The area in this licence is made up of parts of block 25/2 and block 25/3. Production licence 442 was awarded in APA 2006 on 15 June 2007. This is the third well to be drilled in the licence.

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

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