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Consent to carry out exploration drilling in block 16/2

Lundin Norway AS has received consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 16/2-7 in the North Sea with the Bredford Dolphin mobile facility.


The well will be drilled in production licence 501, approx. 167 kilometres west of Stavanger.

The well has the coordinates N 58º 46' 47.79'', E 02º 39' 16.34''. The water depth at the site is approx. 113 metres.

The activity has an estimated duration of 53 to 67 days, depending on whether the well is dry or if a discovery is made.

Bredford Dolphin (source: Olsen Energy)

The exploration drilling will be carried out with the Bredford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling facility, owned by Fred Olsen ASA and operated by Dolphin AS.

The facility was built in 1976 and received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway in June 2007.

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