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.