The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-26 A, located offshore Norway.
Well 16/1-26 A, which will be drilled using the Maersk Interceptor (492’ ILC) drilling facility, is an appraisal well on the 16/1-7 oil discovery, which is part of the Ivar Aasen field, where Det norske is the operator with an ownership interest of 34.7862 percent.
Other licensees in the area are Statoil Petroleum AS with 41.4730 percent, Bayerngas Norge AS with 12.3173 percent, Wintershall Norge AS with 6.4615 percent, VNG Norge AS with 3.0230 percent, Lundin Norway AS with 1.3850 percent and OMV (Norge) AS with 0.5540 percent.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.
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