ExxonMobil to drill wildcat in production license 270

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway a drilling permit for wellbore 25/8-17 in production license 270.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway a drilling permit for wellbore 25/8-17 in production license 270.

The company plans to drill wildcat wells on the license using the semisub Bredford Dolphin. Well 25/8-17 is located just south of the Jotun field in the central part of the North Sea. ExxonMobil is the operator with a 50% ownership interest; Dana has a 40% stake; and Det norske has a 10% stake.

07/10/2009

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