Eni to use Scarabeo 8 for PL716 wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Eni Norge a drilling permit for wellbore 7318/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 7318/12-1 will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility.

The drilling program for wellbore 7318/12-1 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 716 (PL716). Eni Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 30&. The other licensees are Bayerngas Norge (20%), Faroe Petroleum Norge (20%), Petoro (20%) and Point Resources (10%). The area in this license consists of blocks 7318/11 and 7318/12. The well will be drilled about 80km northwest of Johan Castberg and 320km from the mainland.

PL716 was awarded on 21 June 2013 in the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first well to be drilled in the license.

The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts, the NPD said. 

Early this week, Eni gained the nod from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to drill the Barents wildcat. 

Image: Map of PL716/Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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