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Lundin Norway AS receives consent for exploration drilling

Lundin Norway AS (Lundin) has received consent to drill exploration well 7220/11-3.


Lundin is the operator for production licence 609 in block 7220/11 in the Barents Sea. Lundin has applied for consent to drill exploration well 7220/11-3.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 72º 01' 12.6" N
  • 20º 31' 41.3" E

Drilling is scheduled to begin in June 2015 and estimated to last 56 days, depending on whether a discovery is made. Water depth at the site is 397 metres.

The well is to be drilled by the Island Innovator mobile drilling facility. This is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the GM4000-WI type, built in 2012 at Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard in China. The facility is operated by Odfjell Drilling. It is registered in Norway and classified by DNV GL. Island Innovator was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in August 2013.

The PSA has now granted Lundin consent for exploration drilling..

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