The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Dea Norge a drilling permit for wildcat well 6604/6-1 in production licence PL 894.
Well 6604/6-1 will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility at position 66°36'15.35"N and 4°53'56.34"E after a stay at the shipyard.
Wintershall Dea Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Equinor (40 per cent) and Petoro (20 per cent).
The area in this licence consists of parts of Blocks 6604/5, 6604/6, 6605/4, 6605/5 and 6605/7. The well will be drilled approx. 56 kms south of the Asterix discovery (6705/10-1), 15 kms east of the Balderbra discovery (6604/5-1) and 110 kms southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field.
Production licence 894 was awarded on 10 February 2017 (APA 2016). 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.