RWE Dea Norge gets to drill third well in licence 420

4/28/2014

RWE Dea Norge gets to drill third well in license 420

STAVANGER, Norway -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted RWE Dea Norge a drilling permit for wellbore 35/9-11 A.

Wellbore 35/9-11 A will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility at position 61°21’25.60” north and 3°40’44.56” east.

The drilling programme for wellbore 35/9-11 A relates to drilling of an appraisal well in production license 420. RWE Dea Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 30%. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum (40%) and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%). The area in this license consists of parts of block 35/9. The well will be drilled about 14 kms west of the Gjoa field.

Production license 420 was awarded on February 16, 2007 (APA 2006). This is the third well to be drilled in the license.

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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