Lundin Norway AS has received consent to conduct exploration drilling with the Transocean Arctic mobile drilling facility.
The consent relates to drilling and production testing of appraisal well 7120/6-3 which is part of production licence 490. A possible sidetrack (7120/6-3 A) may also be drilled.
Water depth at the site is 327 metres.
The operation for 7120/6-3 is estimated to last a total of 133 days, including the possible sidetrack.
The plan is to start the drilling operation as soon as Transocean Arctic has completed drilling 16/2-13 Johan Sverdrup.
Transocean Arctic is operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in July 2004.
Press Release, July 23, 2012