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Neptune Energy Norge given permission for exploration drilling in Norwegian Sea

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Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Neptune Energy Norge AS (Neptune) consent for exploration drilling in block 6507/8 in the Norwegian Sea.

Well 6507/8-10 belongs to production licence 889, for which Neptune is the operator. The well has been given the prospect name of Grind.

The site of well 6507/8-10 is in the Norwegian Sea, east of the Heidrun field and around 156 km from the nearest land, at Vikna. Water depth at the site is 322 m.

Drilling is scheduled to begin in mid-January 2020, and is estimated to last for 67 days. Well 6507/8-10 is to be drilled using the West Phoenix mobile drilling facility.

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