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Wintershall Dea Norge Wins Norway Permit

December 23, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Dea Norge, a Norwegian unit of the German oil company Wintershall Dea, a drilling permit for well 66046604/5-2 S, which is located in the Norwegian Sea.

According to NPD, the well will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility in after concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6604/6-1 for Wintershall Dea Norge AS in production license 894.

The drilling program for well 6604/5-2 S relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production license 894.

Wintershall Dea Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 percent. The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (40 percent) and Petoro AS (20 percent).

The area in this license consists of part of block 6604/5. The well will be drilled about 120 kilometers southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field.

Production license 894 was awarded on 10 February 2017 (APA 2016). This is the third well to be drilled in the license.

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

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