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Consent to carry out exploration drilling with the Transocean Winner – well 16/2-6

Lundin Norway (Lundin) has received consent to carry out exploration drilling in production licence 501 in the North Sea with the mobile facility Transocean Winner.


The consent relates to the drilling of well 16/2-6 in production licence 501 in the North Sea.

The prospect to be explored has been named Avaldsnes.

The well has the following geographical coordinates:

  • N 58° 49'25.26''
  • E 02° 36'54.76''

The well is located northwest of the Sleipner field and south of Balder and Grane. The distance to land (Stavanger) is approx. 200 kilometres.

Water depth at the site is 115 metres.

The consent also includes any production testing of the well.

Drilling is planned to start at the end of June. The drilling is expected to last 38 days. If potential production testing is included, the drilling operation is expected to last approx. 53 days.

Lundin is the operator of production license 501, with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Statoil (40 per cent) and Mærsk (20 per cent).

The Transocean Winner (above) is a third generation semi-submerssible drilling facility of the GVA-4000 design, built in 1983 at Gøtaverken Arendal in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The facility is owned by Transocean Offshore, and is operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF, with headquarters in Stavanger.

Transocean Winner received the PSA’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2006. 

Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064