The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 6508/1-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 6508/1-2 is scheduled to be drilled from the drilling facility Aker Barents in position 65o 55’50.28″ north and 08o 01’52.78″ east.
The drilling programme for well 6508/1-2 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 482. Det norske oljeselskap ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 65 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS with 20 per cent and Skagen AS with 15 per cent.
Well 6508/1-2 is located about five kilometres south of the Norne field. The production licence consists of part of block 6508/1, and was awarded in APA 2007.
Wildcat well 6508/1-2 is the first exploration well in production licence 482.
The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.
Source: NPD, January 21, 2011;Image: Myaker