NPD Grants Drilling Permit to VNG for Wellbore 35/3-7 S

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted VNG Norge (Operations) AS, formerly Endeavour Energy Norge AS, a drilling permit for wellbore 35/3-7 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Wellbore 35/3-7 S will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility at position 61 degrees 50' 7.2" North and 03 degrees 49' 31.6" East.

The drilling program for wellbore 35/3-7 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 270. VNG Norge (Operations) AS is the operator with a 65 percent ownership interest. The licensees are RWE Dea Norge AS with a 15 per cent stake and VNG Norge AS with a 20 percent stake. The area in this license consists of parts of block 35/3. The license was awarded in the North Sea Awards 2000. This is the second well to be drilled on the license.

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