NPD grants drilling permit in production licence 751

Source: press release, 10 September 2018

The drilling programme for well 6407/11-1 entails the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 751
The drilling programme for well 6407/11-1 entails the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 751 (illustration: NPD)

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6407/11-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

The drilling programme for well 6407/11-1 entails the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 751 where Equinor Energy AS is the operator, with an ownership interest of 80%. The second licensee is Petoro AS (20%). The area in this permit consists of the largest part of block 6407/11. The well will be drilled about 17 kilometres southeast of the Njord field by the Deepsea Bergen drilling rig.

Production licence 751 was awarded on 7 February 2014 in APA 2013. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.

According to the NPD, the permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other consents and permits required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.