The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil the go-ahead to drill its latest wildcat well.
Statoil is the operator of the prospect with a 50% interest. Eni Norge owns 30% and Petoro AS owns the remaining 20%.
The drilling programme for well 7219/9-2 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 532.
The area in this licence consists of the blocks 7219/9, 7220/4, 7220/5, 7220/7 and 7220/8. The well will be drilled about 23 kilometers southwest of the discovery well 7220/8-1 in production licence 532.
The Songa Enabler will drill the well at position 72°19′ 43.74″ north and 19°54′ 39.95″ east.
Production licence 532 was awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.