The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 3/8-1.
Well 3/8-1 will be drilled from the Mærsk Guardian drilling facility at position 56°27’16.93’’north and 4°25’7.30”east.
The drilling programme for well 3/8-1 applies to drilling of an exploration well in production license 400. Lundin Norway AS is the operator with a 50 per cent ownership stake. The other licensees are Petoro AS with 20 per cent and Norwegian Energy Company ASA with 30 per cent. Production license 400 was awarded in APA 2006.
The production license is located in the southern section of the North Sea, and comprises parts of block 3/5 and the entire block 3/8, which is a block on the border to Denmark. Well 3/8-1 is the first exploration well in this production license.
The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.
Source:NPD , October 18, 2010;