Lundin has received consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea

  • Apr 15, 2019
  • Oil & Gas Innovation

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Lundin consent for exploration drilling of wells 16/5-8 S and 16/5-8 A.

Lundin is the operator for production licence 815. PSA has now given the company consent for exploration drilling of wells 16/5-8 S and 16/5-8 A.

The wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, in the vicinity of the Edvard Grieg field.

The drilling location will have the following geographical coordinates: 58° 43' 37.287" N, 02° 21' 11.770" E. 

Water depth at the site is around 104 metres.

The operation is scheduled to begin in May 2019 and to last 43 days, which includes options for a sidetrack and formation testing.

The wells are to be drilled by Leiv Eiriksson, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.