Noreco wins approval for Norway well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has authorized Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) to drill a wildcat in the North Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway -- The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has authorized Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) to drill a wildcat in the North Sea.

The semisubmersible West Alpha will drill well 17/6-1 in production license PL 545, after completing the 34/4-13 S appraisal well for Petro-Canada Norge AS in PL 375.

PL 545 comprises block 17/3, and parts of blocks 17/2, 5, and 6. It was awarded in February under Norway’s APA2009 licensing round. This will be the first well drilled within the license area.

11/09/2010

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