Brazil grants drilling permit

Norse Energy Corp. ASA, Petrobras, Queiroz Galvao Oil & Gas, and El Paso have received the environmental license to drill exploration wells offshore Brazil in block BM-CAL-5.

Offshore Staff

LYSAKER, Norway --Norse Energy Corp. ASA, Petrobras, Queiroz Galvao Oil & Gas, and El Paso have received the environmental license to drill exploration wells offshore Brazil in block BM-CAL-5.

The first well is to be drilled 17 km (11 mi) off Bahia state in 435 m (1,427 ft) of water. Petrobras, the operator, reportedly has a rig commitment for the well.

04/17/2008

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