GDF Suez Gets NPD Nod for North Sea Drilling

GDF Suez Norge AS received approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

The drilling permit for well 7124/4-1 S relates to drilling a wildcat well in Production License 530. The license consists of Blocks 7123/6 and 7124/4. Well 7124/4-1 S will be drilled from the Aker Barents semisub. 

GDF Suez operates the license with a 30% interest. Partners in the license consist of Rocksource (20%), Front Exploration (20%), North Energy (20%) and Repsol (10%). 

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