Lundin Petroleum has been granted a drilling permit for well 16/1-23 S from the NPD (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate).
The company said well 16/1-23 S will be drilled from the Rowan Viking Drilling facility southeast of the Edvard Greig field in the central part of the North Sea.
The drilling programme for the well relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 338.
Lundin is the operator with a 50% ownership interest while the other licensees are OMV (Norge) with 20% and Statoil and Wintershall with a 15% share each.
Production licence 338 was awarded in 2004 and this is the tenth exploration well to be drilled within the area of this licence.