Tullow granted drilling permit for production license 507
STAVANGER, Norway -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Tullow Oil Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/10-1. The well will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility after the wildcat well 6507/5-7 for E.ON E&P Norway AS in production license 558 has been concluded.
The drilling program for well 31/10-1 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 507. Tullow Oil Norge AS is the operator with an ownership share of 70%. The others licensees are Explora Petroleum AS (20%) and Ithaca Petroleum Norway AS (10%).
The area in this license consists of parts of the blocks 25/2.3, 30/11.12 and 31/10. The well will be drilled about 35 km south of the Oseberg field.
Production license 507 was awarded on January 23, 2009 (APA 2008). This is the first well to be drilled in the license.