The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has given Wintershall Norway’s wildcat bid the green light.
The move will allow well 7224/2-1 will be drilled from the Transocean Arctic drilling facility at position 72°46’25.92″ north and 24°23’56.33″ east.
Wintershall is the operator of the well with a 40% ownership interest.
Faroe Petroleum Norge owns 40% and Petro AS owns the remaining 20%.
The well is being drilled about 25 kilometres northwest of the discovery 7224/6-1 (Arenaria) and about 240 kilometres north of Hammerfest.
Production licence 611 was awarded in the 21st licensing round in 2011. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.