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Lundin receives consent for exploration drilling

Lundin Norway AS has received consent for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea.


Lundin Norway AS (Lundin) is the operator for production licence 609 in block 7220/6 in the Barents Sea.

The PSA has given Lundin consent to drill well 7220/6-2 in a prospect named Neiden. The geographical coordinates are:·       

  • 72o 34' 13.10" N
  • 20o 58' 19.66" E

Drilling is planned to begin in September, with a duration of 22 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.

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.

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