The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP, the oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, a drilling permit for well 2/1-17 S located in the North Sea offshore Norway.
According to a press release from NPD, the well 2/1-17 S will be drilled from the Maersk Interceptor drilling facility in position 56 49`6.15 N and 3 8`19.7 E.
The drilling program for well 2/1-17 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 019 C. Aker BP ASA is the operator with an ownership interest of 80 per cent.
The other licensee is MOL Norge AS (20 per cent). The area in this licence consists of parts of block 2/1. The well will be drilled about ten kilometers southeast of the Gyda field.
Production licence 019 C was awarded on 14 September 1998. 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.