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Equinor awarded drilling permit in production licence 630 offshore Norway

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 35/10-7 S and A.

Wells 35/10-7 S and A will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility in position 61°01'03.291"N and 03°17'37.367"E.

The drilling programme for wells 35/10-7 S and A relates to the drilling of a wildcat well and an appraisal well in production licence 630. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50%.

The other licensee is Wellesley Petroleum AS (50%). The area in this licence consists of part of block 35/10. The wells will be drilled about 16 km northwest of the Troll field and 12 km west of the Fram field.

Production licence 630 was awarded on 3 February 2012 (APA2011). These are the fourth and fifth exploration wells to be drilled in the licence.

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