Drilling permit granted
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for well 6407/10-5 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6407/10-5 will be drilled from the Transocean Barents drilling facility in position 64°12’41.7” north and 7°16’34.25” east.
The drilling programme for well 6407/10-5 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 793. A/S Norske Shell is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The other licensees are Petoro AS (20%), VNG Norge AS (20% ) and Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (20%).
The area in this licence consists of parts of the blocks 6407/7, 8, 10, 11. The well is drilled about five km southeast of the Njord field and about 25 km southwest of Draugen.
Production licence 793 was awarded on 6 February 2015 in APA 2014 on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall