Lundin has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway to carry out exploration drilling of well 16/4-9 S, located in the North Sea.
Lundin Norway AS (Lundin) is the operator for production licence PL 359 in blocks 16/1 and 16/4 in the central North Sea. The area is around 200 kilometres west of Stavanger.
Lundin is to drill appraisal well 16/4-9 S in a prospect named Luno II, to investigate the discovery’s potential. Water depth at the site is 125 metres.
The well will be drilled by Bredford Dolphin, which is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Aker H-3 type. It was built in 1977 and significantly upgraded in 1999. The rig is registered in Singapore and classified by DNV GL.
Bredford Dolphin was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in June 2007.