Lundin cleared for North Sea well and potential side track

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Lundin Norway the go-ahead for exploration drilling in the North Sea, using the semisubmersible rig Bredford Dolphin.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Lundin Norway the go-ahead for exploration drilling in the North Sea, using the semisubmersible rig Bredford Dolphin.

The rig will drill well 16/5-2 in license 501 which Lundin operates, in partnership with Statoil and Maersk Oil.

Depending on the outcome, a production test and a side track may follow.

The drill site is 170 km (105 mi) west of Stavanger, in a water depth of 136 m (446 ft).

Drilling should start next month, and will last between 39 and 79 days, depending on results.

10/26/2011

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