NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Lundin for Wellbore 25/10-9 in North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 25/10-9, cf. Section 8 of the resource regulations.

Wellbore 25/10-9 will be drilled from the Songa Dee semisubmersible drilling rig at position 59 degrees 06' 34.66" North and 02 degrees 10' 7.81" East after a stay at a ship yard.

The drilling program for wellbore 25/10-9 concerns drilling of a wildcat well in production license 304. Lundin is the operator with a 50 percent interest, while the other licensees are Aker Exploration and Endeavour with 30 and 20 percent respectively. The area of this licence consists of parts of blocks 25/10 and 25/7. Well 25/10-9 lies about 16 kilometers southwest of the Grane and Balder fields in the central part of the North Sea.

Production license was awarded in 2003 (APA 2003). This is the first well to be drilled in the production license.

The drilling permit has been granted on the condition that all other permits and consents required by other authorities have been secured before the drilling activity commences.

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