Statoil Granted North Sea Drilling Permit by NPD

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-22 S, located offshore Norway.

Appraisal well 16/2-22 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic (UDW semisub) drilling facility in a northwest extension of the Johan Sverdrup field in the central North Sea. The permit is contingent upon Statoil securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before drilling starts.

Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with 40 percent and the other licensees are Petoro AS with 30 percent, Aker BP ASA with 20 percent and Lundin Norway AS with 10 percent.



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