On 27. july 2015 on behalf of the Licence group, Statoil has notified relinquishment of Licence 008 with immediate effect.
The Licence was granted in 2005. In 2014 the well 6104/25-1, also referred to as Súlan/Stelkur, was drilled with the semi-submersible rig West Hercules. The well reached a depth of 3.015 m encountering non-commercial traces of hydrocarbons.
The relinquished Licence area will be included in the acreage put on offer in the 4th Licence Round, which is intended to take place in 2017.
Licensees in L008: Statoil (Operator), DONG and OMV.