Lundin gets green light to use Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility

Drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson
The Barents Sea

The Norwegian offshore safety authority has given Lundin Petroleum permission for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea.

The well will be drilled by Leiv Eiriksson, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type.

The licence covers block 7220/6 which is around 190 km from Bjornoya.

According to the safety authority drilling will begin next month, and will last about 34 days – depending on whether a discovery is made.

The facility is owned by Ocean Rig and operated by Rig Management Norway.