Lundin Petroleum has commenced drilling the exploration well 7130/4-1 on the Ørnen prospect.
The well will explore Ørnen located on the eastern parts of the Finnmark Platform in the southern Barents Sea. The Ørnen prospect is estimated to contain
gross prospective resources of 354 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMboe).
The planned total depth is approximately 2,630 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled with the semi-submersible drilling unit Transocean Artic. The drilling operation is expected to take approximately 60 days.
Lundin is the operator of production licence 708 with a 40% working interest. The partners are Edison Norge with 20%, Lukoil Overseas North Shelf with 20%, Lime Petroleum Norway with 10% and North Energy with 10%.