The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia a drilling permit for well 25/7-9 S in production licence PL 917.
Well 25/7-9 S will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility at position 59°15'17.13"N and 2°18'51.74"E.
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Lundin Norway (20 per cent), Suncor Energy Norge (20 per cent) and Vår Energi (20 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of part of Blocks 25/7 and 25/10. The well will be drilled about 12 kms west of Ringhorne and 210 kms northwest of Stavanger.
Production licence PL 917 was awarded on 2 March 2018 in APA 2017 on the Norwegian shelf.
This is the second well to be drilled in the licence. The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.