The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Capricorn Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6508/1-3, will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic drilling rig.
The drilling programme for well 6508/1-3 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 758. Capricorn Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50%, and the other licensees are Skagen44 AS with 30% and Lundin Norway AS with 20%.
The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 6508/1, 6608/10 and 6608/11. The well will be drilled about six kilometres southeast of the Norne field.
Production licence 758 was awarded on 7 February 2014 in APA 2013. This is the first exploration 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.