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Drilling permit awarded to Statoil

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The well will be drilled from the Songa Delta drilling facility at position 64°18’59.30’’ north and 07°09’24.30’’ east.

The drilling programme for well 6407/7-9 S relates to drilling of an exploration well in production licence PL 107 C. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 20%. The other licensees are Engie E&P Norge (40%), DEA Norge AS (30%), Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (7.5%) and VNG Norge AS (2.5%). The area in this licence consists of 20.97 km2 of block 6407/7. The well will be drilled about five km north of the Njord field.

Production licence 107 C was awarded on 23 January 2009 in APA 2008. This is the first exploration well to be drilled within the licence.

The drilling 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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