Talisman to Spud Wildcat Well in Southern North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Talisman Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 2/1-13 S in the North Sea.

The drilling program for wellbore 2/1-13 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in the southern North Sea.
Talisman Energy Norge AS is the operator with a 60% ownership interest. The other licensee is Dong E&P Norge AS with a 40% ownership interest.

The area of the production license consists of parts of block 2/1, which was awarded in 2003 (APA 2003). Wellbore 2/1-13 S is the first well to be drilled in the production license, and it will be drilled by the Maersk Guardian jackup. The well is located just south of the Gyda field, operated by Talisman Energy Norge AS.
The permit is conditional on the operator obtaining all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity commences.

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