The company intends to drill the well from the Ocean Vanguard drilling facility at position 58°54’12.3" north and 2°29’37.8" east in the licence.

With 40% interest, Statoil is the operator of the well, while other licensees are Petoro, Det norske oljeselskap and Lundin Norway with 30%, 20% and 10% stake respectively.

The well is expected to be drilled about 2.1km north to northeast of the 16/2-12 well in the Geitungen segment on Johan Sverdrup.

Within the licence area, this is the 14th exploration well to be drilled and the 10th exploration well on or near the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery in permit 265, while area in this licence consists of part of block 16/2.