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Lundin receives consent for exploration drilling

Lundin has received consent to drill exploration well 26/10-1 in the North Sea.


Lundin is the operator of production licence PL674, which comprises blocks 26/10 and 17/1 in the central North Sea, around 150 kilometres west of Stavanger. Exploration well 26/10-1 is intended to investigate the hydrocarbon potential of a prospect named Zulu.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 59o 00' 01.86" N
  • 03o 04' 14.69" E

Water depth at the site is 170 metres.

The well is to be drilled by the Island Innovator mobile drilling facility. The facility is a type GM4000, delivered by the Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard in China in 2012. Island Innovator is owned by Marine Accurate Well ASA and 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.

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