Statoil Gets NPD Okay for Well 15/6-9B

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil a drilling permit for well 15/6-9 B. The well will be drilled using the West Epsilon. The drilling program for well 15/6-9 B relates to drilling of an appraisal well in production license 303.

Statoil is the operator, with a 100% participating interest. The area in this license consists of all of blocks 15/2, 15/6 and 15/8, the western and eastern parts of 15/3, and the southern and northern parts of 15/5. P>Block 15/6 is situated about 7 km north of Sleipner Vest and 3 km east of the 15/5-1 Dagny discovery in the central North Sea.

Production license 303 was awarded in the North Sea Award in 2003. This is the third well to be drilled in the production license.

The West Epsilon has just completed drilling 15/6-9 S and 15/6-9 A.

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

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