The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit for well 6406/12-G-1 H to Neptune Energy, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6406/12-G-1 H will be drilled from the West Phoenix drilling facility once it completes the drilling of observation well 6406/12-H-4 for Neptune Energy in production licence 586.
The drilling programme for well 6406/12-G-1 H relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 586. Neptune Energy is the operator with an ownership interest of 30%. The other licensees are Vår Energi (45%), Suncor Energy (17.5%) and DNO Norge (7.5%). The area in this licence consists of part of block 6406. The well will be drilled about 36 kilometres southwest of the Njord field.
Production licence 586 was awarded on 4 February 2011 (APA 2010). This is the 7th exploration well to be drilled in this licence.
The licence is conditional on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before drilling activity starts.