The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Centrica Resources (Norge) AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6707/10-3, in the Norwegian Sea.
Wellbore 6707/10-3 will be drilled from the West Navigator drillship.
The drilling programme for wellbore 6707/10-3 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 528 B. Centrica Resources (Norge) AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum AS (35 per cent), Atlantic Petroleum Norge AS (15 per cent) and Rocksource Exploration Norway AS (10 per cent). The area in this licence consists of part of block 6707/10. The well will be drilled about 20 kilometres north-east of the Aasta Hansteen field.
Production licence 528 B was awarded on 13 May 2011 (21st licensing round on the Norwegian shelf.). This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by the authorities before the drilling activity begins.