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Drilling permit for well 6406/2-9 S in production licence 199

24th August 2018

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6406/2-9 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Well 6406/2-9 S will be drilled from the West Phoenix drilling facility in position 64048`18.22 N and 060 26`51.08 E.

The drilling programme for well 6406/2-9 S relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 199. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 52 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS (27 per cent), ExxonMobil E&P Norway AS (15 per cent) and Total E&P Norge AS (6 per cent).

The area in this licence consists of part of block 6406/2. The well will be drilled about seven kilometres south of the Kristin field.

Production licence 199 was awarded on 10 September 1993 in the 14th licensing round on the Norwegian Shelf. This is the 15th exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

The permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity.