The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted BP Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6507/3-9 S in Norwegian Sea.
Well 6507/3-9 S will be drilled from the Polar Pioneer drilling facility at position 65°56` 44.28″ north and 7°41´ 32.83″ east.
The drilling programme for wellbore 6507/3-9 S pertains to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 212 E. BP Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum AS (30 per cent), E.ON E&P Norge AS (25 per cent) and PGNiG Norway AS (15 per cent).
The production licence consists of block 6507/3 and has been partitioned off from production licence 212 B, which was awarded in the 17th licensing round.
Wildcat well 6507/3-9 S is the first exploration well in production licence 212 E.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before commencing drilling activities.
Source: NPD, June 7, 2012