NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit for Well 30/6-28

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/6-28 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Wellbore 30/6-28 S will be drilled from the COSL Pioneer drilling facility at position 60°33’59.33” north and 2°44’40.69” east after completing the drilling of wildcat well 33/12-9 S for Statoil Petroleum AS in production licence 152.

The drilling programme for well 30/6-28 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 053.

Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 49.3 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS (33.6 per cent), Total E&P Norge AS (10 per cent), ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (4.7 per cent) and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (2.4 per cent).

The area in this licence consists of parts of block 30/6. The well will be drilled in the Oseberg field, between Osberg A and Oseberg C.

Production licence 053 was awarded on 6 April 1979 (4th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf). This is the 27th well to be drilled in the licence.

The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before commencing drilling activities. 

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