The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Eni Norge a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the Barents Sea.
The well 7222/1-1, is in production licence 226, about 250km north of Hammerfest. Eni is the operator with an ownership interest of 60%. The other licensees are DEA with 20% and Edison Norge with 20%. The area in this licence consists of part of block 7220/1.
Production licence 226 was awarded on 30 May 1997 in the Barents Sea project. This is the first well to be drilled within the licence area.