Lundin Norway has received approval from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea.

The company operates production licence 533, which consists of blocks 7219/12 and 7220/10.

Lundin has obtained consent to drill exploration well 7219/12-1 in a prospect called Filicudi.

The drilling site is located 218km north-west of Hammerfest, while water depth is around 320m.

Drilling of the well is set to start early this month and last for 59 days, with an addition for a potential well test.

"Drilling of the well is set to start early this month and last for 59 days."

To drill the well, the company will use the Leiv Eiriksson mobile facility, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The BINGO 9000 type facility was built in 2001 and is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Bahamas.

In July 2008, Ocean Rig received acknowledgement of compliance for Leiv Eiriksson from the PSA.

In June this year, Lundin received a permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to drill well 7220/11-3 AR in the Barents Sea.

The well was planned to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility at position 72°56ft45,94 in north and 22°19ft26,18 in east in production licence 609.

It was planned to be drilled 4km south of the 7220/11-1 discovery well.

NPD said that the drilling programme for well 7220/11-3 AR relates to the deepening of appraisal well 7220/11-3 A.