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Spirit Energy receives drilling permit for Norway campaign

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Oilfield Technology,

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Spirit Energy Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-33 S.

Well 16/1-33 S will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility in position 58°58'42.96"N and 2°10'30.82"E.

The drilling programme for well 16/1-33 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence (PL) 780. Spirit Energy Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60%. The other licensee is Aker BP ASA with 40%.

The area in this licence consists of part of block 16/1. The well will be drilled about 5 km north of the Ivar Aasen field in the central part of the North Sea, and 205 km west of Stavanger.

Production licence 780 was awarded on 6 February 2015 in APA 2014 on the Norwegian shelf.

This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

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