GDF SUEZ Norge has received a drill permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for well 7124 / 4-1 S in production licence (PL) 530, which comprises blocks 7123 / 6 and 7124 / 4, offshore Norway.

The well will be drilled using the Aker Barents drilling facility, 100km north of Hammerfest and 70km north-east of the Goliat field.

PL 530 is owned by operator GDF SUEZ Norge, which has a 30% stake, along with Rocksource, Front Exploration and North Energy, which each hold 20%, and Repsol Exploration Norge, which has 10%.