NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit for North Sea Well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-13, located in in the North Sea.

Well 30/11-13 will be drilled from the Songa Delta (mid-water semisub) drilling facility in production license 035. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator of the license with an ownership interest of 50 percent. Det norske oljeselskap AS is also a licensee, holding the remaining 50 percent stake.

Production license 035 was awarded in the 2nd licensing round on Nov. 14, 1969. This is the thirteenth exploration well to be drilled within the license area. 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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