StatoilHydro Gets Go-Ahead for Appraisal Drilling in PL 094

Asgard, Norwegian Sea
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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted StatoilHydro a drilling permit for wellbore 6506/12-12 A, ref. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

The drilling program for wellbore 6506/12-12 A relates to drilling of an appraisal well in production license 094. The well will be drilled from the Transocean Leader semisub at position 65 degrees 13'1.20" North and 6 degrees 54'29.8" East.

The area in this production license consists of block 6506/12, at the Asgard field in the Norwegian Sea. StatoilHydro Petroleum AS is the operator with a 40.95 percent stake. The licensees are Petoro AS (14.95 percent), Total (9.8 percent), ExxonMobil (14.7 percent) and Eni (19.6 percent).

The permit is conditional upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity commences.

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