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MOL Norge receives drilling permit near Balder field

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted MOL Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/8-21 S.

Well 25/8-21 S will be drilled from the Transocean Barents drilling facility in position 59°19'44.736"N and 2°20'25.103"E.

The drilling programme for well 25/8-21 S relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 820 S. MOL Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%.

The other licensees are Lundin Energy Norway AS (41%), Pandion Energy AS (12.5%) and Wintershall Dea Norge AS (6.5%).

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/8. The well will be drilled about 11 km north of the Balder field.

Production licence 820 S was awarded on 5 February 2016 (APA2015). This is the third exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

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