The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit for well 16/1-27.
Well 16/1-27 will be drilled from the Island Innovator drilling facility, at position 58°50’18.11” north and 2°11’56.83” east, in a southwesterly extension of the Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea.
The drilling program for well 16/1-27 relates to the drilling of an appraisal well on Edvard Grieg in production license 338. Lundin Norway is the operator with an ownership interest of 65%. The other licensees are OMV (Norge) with 20%, and Wintershall Norge with 15%.
The area in this license consists of part of block 16/1. The well will be drilled about 3km west of the Edvard Grieg platform.
Production license 338 was awarded on 17 December 2004. This is the 11th exploration well to be drilled in the license area and the eighth exploration well on the Edvard Grieg field.
The permit is contingent upon all other permits and consents required by other authorities being granted before drilling activities commence.
Image: Edvard Grieg map/Norwegian Petroleum Directorate