Eni Norge has been granted a permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill a wildcat well in the Barents Sea.

Well 7210 / 12-5, which is located in production licence 489, will be drilled using Transocean‘s Polar Pioneer.

Production licence 489 comprises blocks 7120 / 11-1 and 7120 / 12-2.

Eni Norway holds a 40% operating interest in licence 489, while Statoil Petroleum holds 40% and Petoro 20%.