NPD Grants North Sea Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Laxman Pai
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a wildcat drilling permit for well 25/7-7, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.

The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10, with the well to be drilled about 17 kilometers northwest of the Balder field,  the NPD said on Wednesday.

The drilling program for well 25/7-7 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 782 S. ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent.

The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (20 per cent), Aker BP ASA (20 per cent) and DEA Norge AS (20 per cent).

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10. The well will be drilled about 17 kilometers northwest of the Balder field.

Production licence 782 S was awarded on 6 February 2015 in APA 2014. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.

The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.

Categories: Drilling North Sea Well Operations Regulation

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