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Equinor gets drilling permit in home market

The Norwegian oil firm commences work on a new license alongside PGNiG.

Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland - Equinor/Digital

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has awarded the country's largest oil company, Equinor, a permit to drill a new exploration well under production license 939 in the Norwegian Sea, the directorate confirms on Monday.

The permit marks the first drilling under the license, which consists of two blocks and is owned 70 percent by Equinor, with PGNiG sitting on the remainder via its Norwegian division.

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