The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-19 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/2-19 A will be drilled from the Ocean Vanguard drilling facility in position 58°54'12.3' north and 2°29'37.7' east in the central North Sea.
The drilling program for well 16/2-19 A concerns the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 265. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Petoro AS with 30 per cent, Det norske oljeselskap ASA with 20 per cent and Lundin Norway AS with 10 per cent.