The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted RWE Dea Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/9-11 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Wellbore 35/9-11 A will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility at position 61°21’25.60” north and 3°40’44.56” east.
The drilling programme for wellbore 35/9-11 A relates to drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 420. RWE Dea Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum AS (40 per cent) and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30 per cent). The area in this licence consists of parts of block 35/9. The well will be drilled about 14 kilometres west of the Gjøa field.
Production licence 420 was awarded on 16 February 2007 (APA 2006). This is the third well to be drilled in the licence.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.