Wintershall cleared for wildcat well off Norway

Norway has given Wintershall the go-ahead to drill a wildcat well off Norway. North Atlantic Drilling’s West Phoenix rig will be used to drill the well, about 120 kilometres southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field. Wintershall has a 40% operated stake in licence 894, Statoil Petroleum has 40% and Petoro had 20%.