Lundin gets approval for exploration drilling at North Sea's Edvard Grieg field

Lundin has secured approval to conduct exploration drilling of well 16/1-27 on the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea.

The company is the operator of the Edvard Grieg field, which is located around 140km west-south-west of Stavanger.

It is one of the largest oil fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with production starting from it in 2015.

The well being drilled is an appraisal type in a structure called Edvard Grieg SW at a depth of 138m.

"The well being drilled is an appraisal type in a structure called Edvard Grieg SW at a depth of 138m."

Drilling is due to start on 1 March and will last 44 days, with the well drilled by the Island Innovator mobile facility.

This facility is a type GM4000, delivered by the COSCO Shipyard in China in 2012. Owned by Island Drilling Company, it is operated by Odfjell Drilling.

Island Innovator was issued with an acknowledgement of compliance by Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority in August 2013.