Drilling permit for wells 30/11-12 S and 30/11-12 A in production licence 035The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 30/11-12 S and 30/11-12 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 30/11-12 S will be drilled from the Songa Delta drilling facility at position 60°05’00.12’’ north 02°35’36,32’’ east in production licence 035.
The drilling programme for well 30/11-12 S relates to drilling of a wildcat well. Well 30/11-12 A is an appraisal well that will be drilled in the event of a discovery. Statoil is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. Det norske oljeselskap ASA is a licensee with an ownership interest of 50 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of part of block 30/11. Production licence 035 was awarded in licensing round 2-A on 14 November 1969. This is the eleventh exploration well to be drilled in the licence area.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.