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Spirit Energy given drilling permit by NPD

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Spirit Energy Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7321/8-2 S.

Well 7321/8-2 S will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility in position 73°22'25.61"N and 21°35'11.54"E.

The drilling programme for well 7321/8-2 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 719. Spirit Energy Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50%. The other licensees are LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS (30%) and Aker BP ASA (20%).

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 7321/8 and 7321/9. The well will be drilled about 60 kilometres west of the 7324/8-1 (Wisting) discovery.

Production licence 719 was awarded on 21 June 2013 (22nd licensing round on the Norwegian Shelf). This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

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