Green light for Wintershall’s North Sea wildcat

Borgland Dolphin. Image: Fred. Olsen Energy

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted a drilling permit to Wintershall for a wildcat well in the North Sea.

Wintershall Norge, Wintershall’s Norwegian subsidiary, will use the Borgland Dolphin drilling rig to drill the well 35/8-6 A located in production license 248.

According to the agency, the drilling program for 35/8-6 A relates to the drilling of a wildcat well. This is the sixth exploration well to be drilled within the licence 248 area.

Wintershall Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 60 per cent, while Petoro is a licensee, with an ownership interest of 40 per cent.

Production licence 248 was awarded in the North Sea Awards on June 4, 1999.

Borgland Dolphin is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Aker H-3 type built in 1977 in Belfast and upgraded in 1999.

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