Drilling permit for North Sea well in PL 986

Source: press release, 5 August 2019

Odfjell’s ‘Deepsea Stavanger’ harsh environment semi-submersible
Odfjell’s ‘Deepsea Stavanger’ harsh environment semi-submersible (photo: Odfjell Drilling)

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 30/12-2, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 30/12-2, to be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig is a wildcat well in production licence 986. Aker BP ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 30%. The other licensees are Petoro (30%), Wellesley Petroleum AS (20%) and DNO Norge AS (20%).

The area in this permit consist of parts of blocks 25/2, 25/3, 30/11 and 30/12. The well will be drilled about 43 kilometres northeast of the Frigg field in the North Sea.

Production licence 986 was awarded on 1 March 2019 in APA 2018. 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.