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Consent for exploration drilling using Leiv Eiriksson

Lundin is the operator of production licence 609. The licence covers block 7220/6 which is around 190 km from Bjørnøya.


The geographical coordinates are:

72o 43' 41.12" N
20o 50' 54.67" E

Drilling will begin in July 2017 and last approx. 34 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

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

Leiv Eiriksson was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2008.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77