NPD Awards BG North Sea Drilling Permit

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted BG Norge a drilling permit for well 6604/2-1 using the Aker Barents semisub. The drilling program for well 6604/2-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in Production License 522, which consists of Blocks 6604/2, 6604/3, 6604/4, 6604/5, and 6604/6.

The well will be drilled about 28 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of the Asterix gas discovery and 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of the Gro gas discovery. This is the first well to be drilled in the license. BG Norge is the operator, owning a 40% interest; Idemitsu Petroleum Norge owns 20%; Det norske owns 20%; and Petoro owns 20%.

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