PGNiG gains consent to use Odfjell rig on Norwegian shelf for Shrek wildcat drilling

As announced on August 16, 2019, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted PGNiG Upstream Norway AS a drilling permit for well 6507/5-9 S in production licence 838.  

Well 6507/5-9 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Nordkapp drilling facility (semi-submersible rig) in position 65°39’35.87″ N and 7°38’51.07″ E on the Shrek prospect after completing the drilling of development wells on Skogul in production licence 460.

Licence and well location

The Odfjell owned Deepsea Nordkapp semi-sub is sub-let by PGNiG from Aker BP.

The drilling programme for well 6507/5-9 S relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 838. PGNiG Upstream Norway AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Aker BP ASA (30 per cent) and Wintershall DEA Norge AS (30 per cent).

The area in this licence consists of part of block 6507/6 and part of block 6507/5. The well will be drilled about 4.5 kilometres southeast of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea.

Licence and well location

Production licence 838 was awarded on 5 February 2016 in APA 2015 on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.

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

rel (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate)


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