Photo: West Bollsta; Source: Semco Maritime

Lundin picks up drilling permit for North Sea well

Swedish oil company Lundin Energy has been given a drilling permit to drill the 16/4-13 S well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.

Under the permit, given to Lundin by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the well will be drilled in production license 359 using Seadrill’s West Bollsta offshore drilling rig.

Drilling will begin after the rig concludes drilling of wildcat well 7219/11-1 for Lundin in production licence 533 B.

Lundin is the operator of the license with an ownership interest of 65 per cent and other licensees are OMV with a 20 per cent and Wintershall Dea with a 15 per cent interest.

The area in this licence consists of the north-eastern part of block 16/4. The well will be drilled about six kilometres northwest of the discovery well 16/4-6 S on the Solveig field.

Production licence 359 was awarded on (6 January 2006, APA 2005). This is the sixth exploration well to be drilled in the licence.

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