The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ENGIE E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 36/7-4, located offshore Norway in production license 636.
Well 36/7-4 will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic (midwater semisub) drilling facility, after it concludes the drilling of wildcat well 31/7-1 A for Faroe Petroleum Norge AS in production license 740. The permit is contingent on the operator securing all permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.
ENGIE E&P Norge AS is the operator of PL 636 with an ownership interest of 30 percent. The other licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30 percent), Wellesley Petroleum AS (20 percent) and Tullow Oil Norge AS (20 percent). Well 36/7-4 will be the first well to be drilled within the license area.
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