Green light to Lundin for Barents Sea wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit for a well in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. 

West Bollsta drilling rig / Image source: Northern Drilling

The well 7221/4-1 will be drilled from Northern Drilling’s West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig.

The drilling program for well 7221/4-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 609.

Lundin Norway is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 percent. Other licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge with 30 percent and Wintershall Dea Norge with 30 percent interest.

The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 7220/11, 7220/12, 7220/9, 7221/4 and 7220/6. The well will be drilled 12 kilometers east of the 7220/6-2 discovery.

Production license 609 was awarded on May 13, 2011, in the 21st licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. This is the 13th well to be drilled in the license.

It is worth reminding that Lundin  in February 2019 awarded a ten-well contract to the West Bollsta rig.

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