Lundin Norway Gets Drilling Permit from NPD
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/5-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/5-2 will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility at position 58°44’43.55’’N 02°37’58.20’’E after completing the drilling of wildcat well 9/1-1 for Premier Oil Norge AS in production licence 405.
The drilling program for well 16/5-2 relates to the drilling of a delineation well in production licence 501. Lundin is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Statoil Petroleum AS with 40 per cent and Maersk Oil Norway AS with 20 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 16/2, 3, 5 and 6.
The well will be drilled in the central part of the North Sea, about nine kilometres south of the oil discovery well 16/2-6 (’Avaldsnes’) which is one of the largest ever discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Production licence 501 was awarded on 23 January 2009 (APA 2008). This is the fourth well to be drilled in the licence area.
Offshore Nieuws Staff , November,20. 2011; Image: npd