Lundin to drill Barents Sea wildcat well


Norway has given Swedish firm Lundin permission to drill a wildcat well in the Barents Sea. The Leiv Eiriksson rig will carry out the drilling campaign on licence area 533. Lundin operates the licence and holds a 35% stake. Aker BP also has 35% while DEA has 30%.


Statoil cleared to drill exploration well


Norway’s offshore safety watchdog has given Statoil permission to drill an exploration well in the North Sea. Drilling of the Tune Statfjord prospect on production licence 190 is expected to start in November and last about 100 days. Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible rig, operated by Odfjell Drilling, will be used on the drilling campaign.