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Spirit Energy granted drilling permit for well 7322/7-1 in PL 852

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7322/7-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 7322/7-1 will be drilled from the Island Innovator drilling facility, at position 73°24'48.4" north and 22°02'22.09" east after completing the drilling of appraisal well 6506/9-4 A for Spirit Energy Norge AS in production licence 433.

The drilling programme for well 7322/7-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 852. Spirit Energy Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60% and Aker BP ASA is the licensee with an ownership interest of 40%.

The area in this licence consists of block 7322/7. The well will be drilled about 70 km west of 7324/8-1 (Wisting) and about 110 km northeast of Johan Castberg.

Production licence 852 was awarded on 10 June 2016 (23rd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf). This is the first 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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