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Lundin receives consent for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea

Lundin has received consent to drill an exploration well in block 7220 in the Barents Sea.

Lundin is the operator for production licence 609 in the Barents Sea. We have given the company consent to drill exploration well 7220/11-4 in a prospect named Alta. 

Drilling is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and will last 65 days. Possible well testing will be in addition.

The well's geographical coordinates will be:

  • 72o 02' 27.56" N
  • 20o 33' 08.10" E

Water depth at the site is 402 metres.

The well is to be drilled by Leiv Eiriksson, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the BINGO 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig ASA. It was built in China in 2001 and fitted out in the USA.

Leiv Eiriksson was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance by the PSA in July 2008.

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