Statoil to drill north of Norne

Statoil has secured permission to drill a wildcat well north of the Norne field from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway --Statoil has secured permission to drill a wildcat well north of the Norne field from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

The semisubmersibleOcean Vanguard will drill well 6608/2 in Norwegian Sea production license 352, which was awarded under Norway's APA 2004 licensing round.

This area was licensed previously in 1993, leading to one exploratory well (6608/8-1) in 1997. DONG will partner Statoil on the forthcoming well.

09/11/2007

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