The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/11-19 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wellbore 35/11-19 S will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility, after completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/8-6 A for Wintershall Norge AS in production licence 248.
The drilling programme for wellbore 35/11-19 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 248 F. Wintershall Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The other licensees are Origo Exploration Norway AS (20%) and Petoro AS (40%). The area in this licence consists of a part of block 35/11. The well will be drilled about 100 km southwest of Florø and about 20 km northwest of the Fram field.
Production licence 248 F was carved out of production licence 248 on 10 December 2015.
Production licence 248 was awarded on 4 June 1999 (North Sea Awards 1999). This is the first well to be drilled within the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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