Lundin, Statoil step up appraisal drilling offshore Norway
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued permits for two appraisal wells to Lundin Norway and Statoil.
The semisubmersibleLeiv Eiriksson will drill appraisal well 7120/1-5 on license 492 for Lundin in the Barents Sea, 4 km (2.5 mi) north of the 7120/1-3 discovery well.
This license was awarded in February 2008.
The area in this license comprises part of block 16/2. The well will be drilled around 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest of the 16/2-9 S well in Sverdrup’s Tonjer West segment.
This will be the 16th exploration well in the license area and the 12th on or near Johan Sverdrup in PL 265.