The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Lundin consent for exploration drilling and testing of wells 16/1-31 S and 16/1-31 A.
Lundin is the operator for production licence 338, and the well – located in the central North Sea, east of the Edvard Grieg field – lies in water depth of around 111 metres.
The operation is planned to begin in February 2019 and to last 83 days, including the options of a sidetrack and formation tests.
The well is to be drilled by Leiv Eiriksson, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.
Leiv Eiriksson was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2008.