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Equinor receives drilling permit in production licence 785 S

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 31/11-1 S.

Well 31/11-1 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic drilling facility in position 60°06'04.87"N and 03°34'31.79"E after a stay at the shipyard.

The drilling programme for well 31/11-1 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 785 S. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50%. The other licensee is Total E&P Norge AS (50%).

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 26/2 and 31/11. The well will be drilled 62 km south of the Troll field.

Production licence 785 S was awarded on 6 February 2015 (APA 2014). This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

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