Drilling permit for well in North Sea production licence 970

Source: press release, 2 June 2021

illustration: NPD
illustration: NPD

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 1/3-13, in accordance with Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 1/3-13 will be drilled from the Maersk Integrator drilling rig and relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 970. OMV (Norge) AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60%.

The other licensees are Petoro AS (20%) and Neptune Energy Norge AS (20%).

The area in this licence consists of part of block 1/3.

The well will be drilled about 6 kilometres south of the Oselvar field and 25 kilometres south of the Ula field.

Production licence 970 was awarded on 1 March 2019 (APA2018). This is the first 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.