Talisman Gets Approval to Drill Well 15/12-17 S

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted a drilling permit to Talisman Energy Norge AS for well 15/12-17 S. The will be drilled by the Maersk Giant.

The drilling program for wellbore 15/12-17 S concerns drilling of an appraisal well in Production License 038. Talisman is the operator (65%), and the other licensees are Petoro (30%) and Pertra (5%). The area belonging to this license is located in the southern part of block 15/12, just south of Varg which is again located further to the south of Sleipner Ost in the North Sea.

Production license 038 was awarded as an addition to the 3rd round in 1975. Altogether 16 wells have previously been drilled in this block. Maersk Giant will be arriving from repairs in Denmark.

The permit is contingent upon receipt of other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to start-up of the drilling activities.

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