Neptune Energy Norge AS has been granted a drilling permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for well 33/6-5 S.

After concluding the drilling of development wells for Neptune Energy Norge AS in production licence 636, well 33/6-5 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Yantai drilling facility in positions 61°31'55.02′′N and 1°59'12.45′′E.

The drilling programme for well 33/6-5 S is related to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 882. Neptune Energy Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 45%. The other licensees are Petrolia NOCO AS (20%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (20%) and Concedo AS (15%).

The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 33/6 and 34/4. The well will be drilled about 8km north west of the Snorre field.

On 10 February 2017 (APA 2016) production licence 882 was awarded. This is the fourth exploration well to be drilled under the licence.

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