Lundin, Statoil step up appraisal drilling offshore Norway

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued permits for two appraisal wells to Lundin Norway and Statoil.

The semisubmersible Leiv 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.

For Statoil, the Deepsea Atlantic will drill well 16/2-22 S on Johan Sverdrup in PL 265.

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.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...