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Equinor receives permit to drill in production licence 090

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A.

Wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic drilling facility in position 61°02’12.72’’ N and 03°26’53.58’’ E after completing maintenance work on Gullfaks for Equinor Energy AS in production licence 050.

The drilling programme for wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 090. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 45%.

The other licensees are Vår Energi AS (25%), Neptune Energy Norge AS (15%) and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (15%). The area in this licence consists of part of block 35/11. The wells will be drilled about 10 km west of the Fram field.

Production licence 090 was awarded on 9 March 1984 (the 8th Round). This is the 21st exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

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