Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for wellbore 16/1-15, Offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 16/1-15, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Wellbore 16/1-15 will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility at position 58° 52’ 24” North 02° 15’ 41” East after the rig returns from a stay at the shipyard at Coast Centre Base (CCB Ågotnes) near Bergen.

The drilling program for wellbore 16/1-15 applies to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 338. Lundin is the operator with a 50 per cent ownership interest. The other licensees are RWE Dea Norge AS (20 per cent) and Wintershall Norge ASA (30 per cent).

The area in this licence consists of the southern half of block 16/1. The well was drilled about five kilometres southeast of 16/1-9 (”Draupne”) and about four kilometres northeast of 16/1-8 (”Luno”) in the central part of the North Sea.

Production licence 338 was awarded on 17 December 2004 (APA 2004). This is the sixth well to be drilled in the production licence.

The drilling permit is granted on the condition that all other permits and consents required by other authorities have been secured before the drilling activity commences.

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Source: NPD  , December 7, 2010

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