Norsk Hydro Secures Permit for Well 6507/11-7

Wellbore 6507/11-7
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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Norsk Hydro a drilling permit for exploration well 6507/11-7 in production license 263. Well 6507/11-7 will be drilled from the Transocean Winner.

Statoil and Det norske oljeselskap (DNO) are partners, owning interests of 30 percent each. The acreage in this permit consists of portions of the blocks 6507/10 and 6507/11, south of Heidrun and east of Asgard. It was awarded in the 16th licensing round in 2000.

Four exploration wells have previously been drilled in the acreage included in the permit. Well 6507/10-1 was drilled by BP in 1982, well 6507/11-2 was drilled by Saga in the same year and well 6507/11-4 was drilled by Saga in 1987. The gas/condensate discovery 6507/11-6 Sigrid was made in 2001. A plan for development and operation (PDO) is being prepared.

The Transocean Winner is presently drilling well 35/11-14 S for Norsk Hydro. The permit is granted on the condition that other permits and consents required by other authorities are granted before the drilling activities start.

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