Statoil granted drilling permit for well 34/8-19 S in production license 120


STAVANGER -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 34/8-19 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 34/8-19 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic drilling facility at position 61°26'6.84"N and 2°35'24.37"E after completing the drilling on the Johan Sverdrup field.

The drilling program for well 34/8-19 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 120. Statoil is the operator with an ownership interest of 53%. The other licensees are Petoro AS (30%), ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (9%) and Repsol Norge AS (8%). The area in this license consists of a part of block 34/8. The well will be drilled about 10 km northeast of the Visund field.

Production license 120 was awarded on Aug. 23, 1985 in licensing round 10 A on the Norwegian shelf. This is the nineteenth exploration well to be drilled in the license.

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

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