Equinor Energy AS has been granted a permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well and an appraisal well in North Sea production license 630.
Wells 35/10-7 S and A—the fourth and fifth wells to be drilled in the license—will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility about 16 km northwest of Troll field and 12 km west of Fram field.
The area in the license consists of part of Block 35/10.
Equinor is operator of the field with 50% interest. Wellesley Petroleum AS holds the remaining 50%.