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Drilling permit granted to Statoil

Oilfield Technology,

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-28, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 25/11-28 will be drilled from the drilling facility Songa Trym in position 59°00’31.1’’ north 02°21’59.3’’ east.

The drilling program for well 25/11-28 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 169. Statoil is the operator with an ownership interest of 57%. The other licensees are Petoro AS with 30% and ExxonMobil & Production Norway AS with 13%


The area in this licence consists of parts of the blocks 25/8, and 25/11. The well is being drilled south of the Grane field in the central part of the North Sea.

Production licence 169 awarded on 1 March 1991 (13th licensing round). This is the 15th wildcat well to be drilled in the license.

The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.

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