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Lundin to drill Edvard Grieg SW well

Written by  OE Staff Monday, 30 January 2017 10:09

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has granted Lundin consent to carry out exploration drilling of well 16/1-27 on the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea.

Lundin is the operator of the Edvard Grieg field, around 140km west-southwest of Stavanger. The field is one of the largest oil fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Production from the field began in 2015.

The well to be drilled is an appraisal well in a structure named Edvard Grieg SW.

Water depth at the site is 138m. Drilling is scheduled to begin on 1 March 2017 and will last 44 days.

The well is to be drilled by the Island Innovator mobile drilling facility. The facility is a type GM4000, delivered by the COSCO Shipyard in China in 2012. It is owned by Island Drilling and operated by Odfjell Drilling.

Image of the Island Innovator, from Island Drilling.

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