The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued a drilling permit to Wintershall Dea Norge AS for well 6507/4-2 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 6507/4-2 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Aberdeen drilling facility in position 65 32 23.77 N and 07 11 22.41 E following a stay at a shipyard. The drilling programme for well 6507/4-2 S concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 211. Wintershall Dea Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 55 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS (35 per cent) and Edison Norge AS (10 per cent).
The acreage in this licence consists of part of block 6507/4. The well will be drilled about ten kilometres north of the Dvalin field.
Production licence 211 was awarded on 2 February 1996. This is the second 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 prior to commencing the drilling activity.