Drilling permit for well in Barents Sea production licence

Source: press release, 12 May 2020

illustration: NPD
illustration: NPD

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Energy Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/11-1 cf. Section 15 of Norway’s Resource Management Regulations.

Well 7219/11-1 will be drilled from the West Bollsta drilling rig, and the drilling programme relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 533 B.

Lundin Energy Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The other licensees are Aker BP ASA with 35% and Wintershall Dea Norge AS with 25%.

The area in this licence consists of part of block 7219/11. The well will be drilled about 35 kilometres northwest of 7220/11-1, the Alta discovery.

Production licence 533 B was awarded on 2 March 2018 in APA 2017. 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.