New Tampen Area Wells Planned

An Equinor-led partnership to test prospect northeast of Visund.

Transocean Spitsbergen semisubmersible.
Transocean Spitsbergen semisubmersible.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate issued to Equinor, Aker BP, and Var Energi a pair of drilling permits for exploration wells in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea. The partnership has applied to drill the 34/6-6A wildcat in PL-554 using drilling rig Transocean Spitsbergen. The well is located to the northeast of the Visund field. Equinor will operate the well with a 40% working interest. Aker BP and Var Energi each hold a 30% stake.

The second probe, 34/6-6S, was also permitted by the same partnership in the same license.