The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to Lundin Energy Norway AS for well 16/1-34 S, in accordance with Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/1-34 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig and concerns the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 167. Lundin Energy Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%.
The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (30%), Spirit Energy Norway AS (20%) and Aker BP ASA (10%).
The acreage in this licence consists of parts of block 16/1. The well will be drilled about 6 kilometres southwest of the Ivar Aasen field.
Production licence 167 was awarded on 1 March 1991 (the 13th round). This is the ninth exploration well to be drilled in this licence.
The permit presumes that all other permits and consents required by other authorities are secured before drilling activity starts.