Lundin Norway has secured a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for well 7219/12-1 in the North Sea.
Well 7219/12-1 will be drilled 24km south of the discovery well 7220/10-1 in production licence 533 from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.
The programme at position 72°12' 44.2" north and 19°46' 38.3" east relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 533.
Lundin Norway operates the licence with an ownership interest of 35%. Det norske oljeselskap also holds a 35% stake, while the remaining 30% is owned by DEA Norge.
The area in this licence comprises blocks 7219/12 and 7220/10.
Lundin Norway was awarded production licence 533 on 15 May 2009 in the 20th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf.
The permit is conditional, based on the company securing all necessary permits and consents required by other authorities before starting drilling activities.
In July, Lundin Norway secured permit for well 7220/6-2, which was drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson facility at position 72° 34' 13.1" north and 20° 58' 19.66" east.
The programme relates to an extension of previous wildcat well 7220/6-2, drilled last year in production licence 609.
Lundin Norway operates the licence with a 40% interest, and the licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%) and DEA Norge (30%).
Image: Well 7219/12-1 will be drilled about 24km south of the discovery well 7220/10-1 in production licence 533. Photo: courtesy of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.