Drilling permit for well in Norwegian Sea production licence 886

Source: press release, 23 November 2021

illustration: NPD
illustration: NPD

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Energy Norway AS a drilling permit for well 6306/9-1, in accordance with Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 6306/9-1 will be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility and the drilling programme relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 886. Lundin Energy Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60%.

The other licensees are Spirit Energy Norway AS (20%) and Petoro AS (20%). The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6306/6, 6306/8 and 6306/9. The well will be drilled around 72 kilometres east of the Ormen Lange field.

Production licence 886 was awarded on 10 February 2017 (APA 2016). 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.