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Statoil receives drilling permits for wildcat drilling in Norwegian North Sea

STAVANGER -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil a drilling permit for wellbores 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Wellbores 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A will be drilled from the Transocean Leader drilling facility at position 61° 07`32.70” N and 02° 18´35.5" E after completion of drilling of the wildcat well 6506/9-3 for Statoil in production license 479.

The drilling program for wellbores 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production license 050 ES. Statoil is the operator with an ownership interest of 57 percent. The other licensees are Petero 30 percent and Centrica Resources 13 percent.

The area in this permit consists of the block 34/10.

Production license 050 ES was awarded on 11 April 2012 as an addition to the third licensing round.

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




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