Det norske granted drilling permit for well 2/9-5 S
STAVANGER, Norway -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for well 2/9-5 S. Well 2/9-5 S will be drilled from the Mærsk Giant drilling facility.
The drilling program for well 2/9/-5 S relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production license 494. Det norske oljeselskap is the operator with an ownership interest of 30%. The licensees are Bridge Energy Norge AS with 30%, Dana Petroleum Norway AS with 24% and Fortis Petroleum Norway AS with 16%. Production license 494 was awarded in APA 2008.
The area in this production license is located in the southern part of the North Sea and consists of the north-eastern part of block 2/9. Well 2/9-5 S is the first exploration well in this production license.