Statoil has been granted permission for a follow up appraisal well.
The Deepsea Bergen facility will drill the well 11km southwest of the Norne field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Statoil is the operator, with an 85% interest.
The other licensee is Dong E&P Norge AS with 15%.
The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activity.