The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-25 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Well 16/1-25 S will be drilled from the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility in position 58°46'57.096' north 02°15'17.386'east.
The drilling program for well 16/1-25 S concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 338 C. Lundin is the operator with an ownership interest of 80 per cent. The other licensee is OMV (Norway) AS with 20 per cent.
The area in this licence consists of part of block 16/1. The well is being drilled south of the Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea.
Production licence 338 C was separated from production licence 338 and awarded on 16 December 2014. This is the second exploration well to be drilled within the area covered by the permit.
The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.