Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Neptune Energy consent for exploration drilling in Block 35/9 in the North Sea. Well 35/9-16 and 35/9-16 A will be drilled to test the Hamlet prospect in production licence PL 153.
Geographical coordinates are 61°27'02.7100" North 03°58'07.3770" East. Water depth is 358 metres.
The well is scheduled to take 53 days and will be drilled by the Deepsea Yantai.
Source: Petroleum Safety Authority Norway