StatoilHydro granted North Sea drilling permits

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted StatoilHydro ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 35/6-1S.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted StatoilHydro ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 35/6-1S.

Wellbore 35/6-1S will be drilled using the rigOcean Vanguard, after the vessel completes the drilling of wildcat well 6608/10-12 for StatoilHydro ASA in production license 128.

The drilling program for wellbore 35/6-1S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 376.

The NPD has also issued StatoilHydro a drilling permit for wellbore 6605/1-1, which will be drilled by the semisubmersibleTransocean Leader.

The drilling program for wellbore 6605/1-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 328 in the Vøring basin.

12/02/2008

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