Shell Norske has been given permission to drill a wildcat well on the Norwegian shelf.
The drilling programme relates to the wildcat in production licence 793. Shell is the operator with an ownership interest of 40%. The other licensees are Petoro (20%), VNG Norge (20%) and Faroe Petroleum (20%).
The well, the first to be drilled on the licence, will be drilled about five kilometres southeast of the Njord field and about 25 kilometres southwest of Draugen.
The Transocean Barents will carry out the drilling.