Lundin Norway AS (Lundin) is the operator for production licence PL 338 in block 16/1 in the central North Sea. Lundin has applied for consent to drill exploration well 16/1-24 in a prospect named Gemini.
The well's geographical coordinates will be:
Drilling is scheduled to begin in January 2015 and will last 46 days if no discovery is made. In the event of a discovery, a sidetrack will also be drilled and the well will be production-tested. Water depth at the site is 135 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.
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