NPD Grants Lundin Norway Drilling Permit for Wildcat Offshore Norway
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 6307/1-1 S, located in production license 830 offshore Norway.
The well will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility, after completing the drilling of appraisal well 7220/11-5 S for Lundin Norway AS in production license 609.
Well 6307/1-1 S will be drilled about 18 miles southeast of the Fenja discovery and about 24 miles south of the Njord field. The area in production license 830 consists of most of block 6307/1 and block 6307/4, as well as the south-eastern part of block 6407/10.
Lundin Norway AS is the operator of the license with an ownership interest of 40 percent. The other licensees comprise VNG Norge AS (20 percent), Petoro AS (20 percent) and Equinor Energy AS (20 percent).
The permit is contingent upon Lundin Norway securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activities.
Production license 830 was awarded in February 2016. This is the first well to be drilled within the license.
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