NPD approves North Sea wildcat drilling
Total has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for a third exploratory well in production license 554 in the North Sea.
The semisubmersibleLeiv Eirikssonwill drill well 34/6-3 S after completing well 35/9-11 A for RWE Dea in PL 420.
Total’s license, awarded in February 2011, takes in part of block 34/6. The well location is 110 km (68 mi) west of Florø.