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August 6, 2021

DNO Norge secures drilling permit for well 2/5-15 in North Sea

The well 2/5-15 will be the fourth exploration well to be drilled in production licence 006 C.

By Aninda Chakraborty

DNO Norge has secured permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to drill a well in the North Sea located 15km north-east of the Ekofisk field.

Located in production licence 006 C, well 2/5-15 will be drilled using Borgland Dolphin facility. The semi-submersible drilling rig will commence the programme after plugging and abandonment of wellbores on the Oselvar field.

According to the NPD statement, the well will be the fourth exploration well to be drilled in production licence 006 C.

DNO Norge operates the licence with an 85% stake while the remainder is held by Aker BP. The licence was awarded in 2000 and includes parts of block 2/5.

In a statement, NPD said: “The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.”

DNO Norge is a subsidiary of Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO. The company was founded in 1971 and it owns a stake in several onshore and offshore licences in Iraq, Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland and Yemen.

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Last month, Lundin Energy Norway received approval to drill well 16/1-34 A in production licence 167, which was awarded in 1991.

Earlier this year, NPD granted a drilling permit to Equinor Energy for well 6407/1-9. The programme was associated with the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 939.

A governmental specialist directorate and administrative body, NPD is responsible for regulating petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.

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