NPD approves Statoil North Sea wildcat

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Statoil has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well offshore southwest Norway.

The semisubmersible Songa Delta will drill well 30/11-13 in production license 035, at a location in between the undeveloped Krafla and Askja oil discoveries.

This will be the 13th exploratory well in the concession, awarded under Norway’s 2nd licensing round in 1969.


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Production license 035 offshore Norway
(Courtesy Norwegian Petroleum Directorate)

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