7224-2-1_Well

Wintershall Norway has secured a permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to drill a wildcat in the Barents Sea using semi-submersible rig Transocean Arctic.

The permit has been granted for wellbore 7224/2-1, cf. section 8 of the resource management regulations.

Wintershall will drill the well from the facility at position 72°46’25.92" north and 24°23’56.33" east after completing drilling of wildcat well 7130/4-1 for Lundin Norway in production licence 708.

Drilling is planned 25km north-west of the discovery 7224/6-1 (Arenaria) and 240km north of Hammerfest.

The programme will involve drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 611, which was awarded on 13 May 2011.

"The programme will involve drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 611."

Wintershall Norge operates the well with an ownership interest of 40% and the other licensees are Faroe Petroleum Norge (40%) and Petoro (20%).

The area in this licence consists of 7223/3, 7223/6, 7224/1, 7224/2, 7224/3, 7224/4 and 7224/5 blocks.

In September 2015, Wintershall and its partners Petoro and Centrica secured approval by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Maria development, offshore Norway.

The development involved two subsea templates located on the ocean floor tied back to several host installations in the area.


Image: Wintershall will drill the well from the drilling facility at position 72°46’25.92" north and 24°23’56.33" east. Photo: courtesy of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.