Press release from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7219/9-3, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 7219/9-3 will be drilled from the Transocean Enabler drilling facility in position 72 17`23.02 N and 19 59`56.43 E.
The drilling programme for well 7219/9-3 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 532. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The other licensees are Vår Energi AS with 30 per cent and Petoro AS with 20 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 7219/9, 7220/4, 7220/5, 7220/7 and 7220/8. The well will be drilled about 25 kilometres southwest of Johan Castberg FPSO.
Production licence 532 was awarded on 15 May 2009 in the 20th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. This is the 10th 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.
Date of publication: 19 Dec 2019
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