OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Lundin Norway’s latest exploration drilling program in the North Sea.
This involves use of the semisubmersible Transocean Winner to drill well 16/1-17 on a prospect east of the Edvard Grieg field in production license PL 338.
The location is 200 km (124 mi) west of Stavanger, in 109 m (357 ft) water depth.
Drilling will not start before end-December, and should last at least 49 days. However, the consent extends to a potential side track and possible production testing, in which case the program will likely continue for 94 days.
On completion of all activities, the well will be permanently P&A’d.