NPD grants drilling permit to OMV
STAVANGER, Norway -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7324/7-2. The well will be drilled from the Transocean Barents drilling facility at position 73°29` 27.09" north and 24°14´ 2.56" east.
The drilling programme for well 7324/7-2 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 537. OMV Norge AS is the operator with a 25% ownership interest and the other licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS with 20%, Petoro AS with 20%, Tullow Oil Norge AS with 20% and Statoil Petroleum AS with 15%.
The production licence consists of the blocks 7324/7 and 7324/8, and was awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.
Wildcat well 7324/7-2 will be the third exploration well in production licence 537.