NPD Awards Lundin Norway Drilling Permit for Well Offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-5 S, located in production license 609 offshore Norway.

Appraisal well 7220/11-5 S will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig, around 3 miles southwest of discovery well 7220/11-1.

Lundin Norway is the operator of the well with an ownership interest of 40 percent. The other licensees are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30 percent) and DEA Norge AS (30 percent).

The permit is contingent upon Lundin Norway securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activity.

Production license 609 was awarded on May 13, 2011, in the 21st licensing round on the Norwegian shelf.


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