Northern Drilling has secured a contract to provide its West Bollsta harsh environment rig for Lundin Norway’s ten-well Luno II-Rolvsnes development drilling work.

Expected to start in the second quarter of next year, the contract has been executed between Lundin Norway and Seadrill’s subsidiary Seadrill Norway Operations.

Northern Drilling also signed heads of agreement with Seadrill subsidiaries to mobilise and manage the operations of West Bollsta.

This agreement will cover the customary scope for commercial and technical services providing safe operations from West Bollsta delivery expected in the second quarter of this year throughout the contract duration.

“The company plans to develop Luno II field with a subsea tie-back to the platform 15km north in Edvard Grieg oil field.”

As part of the drilling programme, Lundin will develop the Luno II field and the Rolvsnes discovery in the Norwegian North Sea.

The company plans to develop Luno II field with a subsea tie-back to the platform 15km north in Edvard Grieg oil field.

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Lundin’s Luno II-Rolvsnes development remains subject to the company’s fulfilment of certain conditions customary to concluding the drilling programme in Norway and expected to be lifted by the third quarter of this year.

The Lundin contract includes four additional one-well options.

In the event all options are exercised, West Bollsta is expected to be contracted to Lundin until the third quarter of 2022.

Lundin has all its operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Last month, Lundin awarded integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to TechnipFMC for the Luno II and Rolvsnes development in 110m of water in the North Sea.

The contract covered the delivery and installation of subsea equipment.