Drilling permit for Norwegian wildcat well granted to OMV Norge


STAVANGER -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 6506/11-10, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 6506/11-10 will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility at position 65°13' 50.54" Noth and 6°25' 47.23" East. This drilling facility is currently at Averøy Industripark.

The drilling program for well 6506/11-10 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 644 B. OMV (Norge) is the operator with an ownership interest of 30%. The other licensees are Statoil (30%), Faroe Petroleum (20%) and Centrica (20%). The area in this license consists of part of block 6506/11. The well will be drilled about 21 km north of the Kristin field.

Production license 644 was awarded on 5 February 2016 in APA 2015. This is the first well to be drilled in the license.

The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.

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