Aker BP has been granted a drilling permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill wildcat well 6507/5-8 in production license 212 offshore Norway. The well will be drilled about one mile west of the Skarv field using the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility, after it concludes drilling a well for another client. The 6507/5-8 will be the eighth exploratory well drilled in the license. Aker BP is the operator and has a 30% interest in the well, with the remaining interests held by Statoil (30%), DEA (25%), and PGNiG (15%).
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