Drilling permit for well North Sea 25/7-7 in PL 782 S

Source: press release, 31 July 2019

Leiv Eiriksson, a fifth-generation deep water semisubmersible drilling rig, BINGO 9000 Design
Leiv Eiriksson, a fifth-generation deep water semisubmersible drilling rig, BINGO 9000 Design (photo: Transocean)

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a drilling permit for well 25/7-7 cf. Section 15 of the Norwegian Resource Management regulations.

Well 25/7-7 will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig, and the drilling programme relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence (PL) 782 S. ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (20%), Aker BP ASA (20%) and DEA Norge AS (20%).

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10. The well will be drilled about 17 kilometres northwest of the Balder field.

Production licence 782 S was awarded on 6 February 2015 in APA 2014. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.

The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.