Equinor granted North Sea drilling permit

The Transocean Spitsbergen drilling rig.
The Transocean Spitsbergen drilling rig.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NDA) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a section of the North Sea.

The licence will see Equinor drill a wildcat well at block 16/5, about 1.8 miles west of the southern part of the Johan Sverdrup field.

The well will be drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling rig.

Equinor operates 44.44% of the block with Petoro (33.33%) and Aker BP (22.22%).

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