Lundin to drill Norwegian Sea well using Leiv Eiriksson rig

Swedish oil company Lundin Petroleum has received consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea, using the Leiv Eiriksson rig.

The well, named 6307/1-1 S, is located in production license 830 in the Norwegian Sea where Lundin is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 percent.

The other licensees are VNG Norge (20 percent), Petoro (20 percent), and Equinor (20 percent).

The area in this license consists of most of block 6307/1 and block 6307/4, as well as the southeastern part of block 6407/10.

Announcing its consent for the well on Monday, the offshore safety regulator informed that the drilling campaign would investigate a prospect named Silfari.

The well will be drilled about 29 kilometers southeast of the Fenja discovery and about 39 kilometers south of the Njord field by the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig.

It is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig. The rig was issued an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2008.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) granted Lundin a drilling permit for the 6307/1-1 S well in early July.

According to NPD’s announcement, the well would be drilled by the rig following the appraisal well 7220/11-5 S in production license 609.

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