Drilling permit for Norwegian Sea appraisal well

Source: press release, 2 October 2019

illustration: NPD
illustration: NPD

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted PGNiG Upstream Norway AS a drilling permit for well 6507/5-9 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 6507/5-9 A will be drilled from the Deepsea Nordkapp drilling rig after completing the drilling of PGNiG Upstream Norway’s wildcat well 6507/5-9 S in production licence 838.

The drilling programme for well 6507/5-9 A relates to the drilling of appraisal wells in production licence 838. PGNiG Upstream Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The other licensees are Aker BP ASA (30%) and Wintershall DEA (30%).

The area in this licence consists of part of block 6507/6 and part of block 6507/5. The well will be drilled 4.5 kilometres southeast of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea.

Production licence 838 was awarded on 5 February 2016 in APA 2015 on the Norwegian Shelf. This is the second 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.