The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/4-9 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/4-9 S will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility in position 58°42’22.76’’ north 02°09’55.07’’ east in the central North Sea.
The drilling programme for well 16/4-9 S relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 359. Lundin is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The other licensees are OMV (Norway) AS with 20 per cent, Statoil Petroleum AS and Wintershall Norge AS, each with 15 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of the southwestern part of block 16/1 and the northern half of block 16/4. The well will be drilled 4.4 kilometres northwest of the discovery well, 16/4-6 S (Luno II).
Production licence 359 was awarded on 6 January 2006 (APA 2005). This is the fourth well to be drilled within the licence area, but three wells have previously been drilled in the western part of the licence area.
The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.
Contact in the NPD
Kristian Runestad, tel. +47 51 87 60 27
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