Drilling permit for DEA Norge’s Norwegian wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted DEA Norge, a Norwegian unit of Wintershall Dea, a drilling permit for a wildcat well located in the Norwegian Sea. 

The West Hercules drilling rig in the Barents Sea. (Photo Equinor Ole Jørgen Bratland)

The well 6611/1-1 will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling rig after completing the drilling of wildcat well 32/4-2 for Equinor in production license 921.

The drilling program for well 6611/1-1 relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 896. DEA Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 percent. Other licensees are Petoro, Lundin Norway, and Equinor, each with an ownership interest of 20 percent.

The area in this license consists of the eastern part of block 6610/2 and blocks 6610/3, 6611/1 and 6611/2. The well will be drilled about 150 kilometers northeast of the Norne field, and about 150 kilometers southwess of Bodø.

Production license 896 was awarded on February 10, 2017 in APA 2016. This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the license.


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