Lundin gets nod to drill North Sea wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 26/10-1, in the North Sea. 

Well 26/10-1 will be drilled from the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig in the central part of the North Sea.

The drilling programme for well 26/10-1 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 674 BS. Lundin is the operator with an ownership interest of 35 per cent. The other licensees are Petrolia Norway AS with 35 per cent and E.ON E&P Norway AS with 30 per cent.

The area in this licence consists of the southwestern part of block 26/10 and northwestern part of block 17/1. The well will be drilled about 32.8 kilometres northeast of the 16/2-6 discovery well on the Johan Sverdrup field and about 112 kilometres from Stavanger.

Production licence 674 BS was carved out of PL 674, which was awarded on February 8, 2013 (APA 2012). This is the first well to be drilled within the licence area.

According to the NPD, the permit is contingent upon the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to starting drilling activities.

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