NPD grants drilling permit for PL 825 well

Source: press release, 11 September 3018

‘Transocean Arctic’ (photo: Transocean)
‘Transocean Arctic’ (photo: Transocean)

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 30/6-30, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 30/6-30 will be drilled from the Transocean Arcticdrilling facility in position 60°43’6.71″N and 2°44’3.43″E after concluding the drilling of wildcat well 35/11-21 A for Wellesley Petroleum AS in production licence 248 I.

The drilling programme for well 30/6-30 covers the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 825. Faroe Petroleum Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The other licensees are Lundin Norway AS (30%) and Spirit Energy Norge AS (30%). The area in this licence consists of the northern part of block 30/6 and the southern part of block 30/3. The well will be drilled about 7 kilometres north of the Oseberg field.

Production licence 825 was awarded on 15 February 2016 (APA 2015). 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.