NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Lundin Energy Norway
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued a drilling permit to Lundin Energy Norway AS for well 16/1-34 A, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 16/1-34 A will be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility at position 58°58'51.45" N and 02°18'48.53" E. The drilling programme for well 16/1-34 A relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 167. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent.
The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (30 per cent), Spirit Energy Norway AS (20 per cent) and Aker BP ASA (10 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of part of block 16/1. The well will be drilled about 6 kilometres northeast of the Ivar Aasen field.
Production licence 167 was awarded on 1 March 1991 (the 13th licensing round). This is the 10th exploration well to be drilled in this licence.
The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before drilling activity starts.