NPD approves two more frontier wells offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has authorized two exploration wells.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has authorized two exploration wells.

Centrica Resources (Norge) will drill well 6707/10-3 in the Norwegian Sea – the first on license PL528B – using the semisubmersibleWest Navigator. The location is 20 km (23 mi) northeast of the Statoil-operated Aasta Hansteen field development. Statoil is also a partner in the well.

A/S Norske Shell has authorization to drill wellbore 6305/8-2 in PL250, 120 km (75 mi) west of Kristiansund, using theTransocean Barents.

This is an appraisal well and only the second well on the license since it was awarded in October 1999.

09/30/2014

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