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ConocoPhillips awarded drilling permit offshore Norway

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a drilling permit for well 6507/4-1.

Well 6507/4-1 will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility in position 65°38'14.31"N and 7°1'18.46"E after concluding the drilling of wildcat well 16/1-33 S for Spirit Energy Norway AS in production licence 780.

The drilling programme for well 6507/4-1 relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 1009. ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 65%.

The other licensee is PGNiG Upstream Norway AS (35%). The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6507/4 and 6506/6. The well will be drilled about 27 km southwest of the Skarv field.

Production licence 1009 was awarded on 1 March 2019 (APA 2018). This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

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