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Lundin has received consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea

We have given Lundin consent for exploration drilling of wells 16/5-8 S and 16/5-8 A.


Lundin is the operator for production licence 815. We have now given the company consent for exploration drilling of wells 16/5-8 S and 16/5-8 A.

The wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, in the vicinity of the Edvard Grieg field.

The drilling location will have the following geographical coordinates:

  • 58° 43' 37.287" N
  • 02° 21' 11.770" E

Water depth at the site is around 104 metres.

The operation is scheduled to begin in May 2019 and to last 43 days, which includes options for a sidetrack and formation testing.

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

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