Lundin Norway AS (Lundin) is the operator for production licence 533, comprising blocks 7219/12 and 7220/10 in the Barents Sea.
The PSA has given Lundin consent to drill exploration well 7219/12-1 in a prospect named Filicudi. The drilling site is 218 kilometres north-west of Hammerfest. Water depth is around 320 metres. The well's geographical coordinates are:
Drilling is scheduled to begin in early September and will last 59 days, with an addition for a potential well test.
The well is to be drilled using the Leiv Eiriksson mobile facility, which is owned and operated by Ocean Rig. The facility is a BINGO 9000 type, built in 2001. It is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Bahamas. Ocean Rig received Acknowledgement of Compliance for Leiv Eiriksson from the PSA in July 2008.
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