Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum said today that drilling had commenced on the Alta discovery in the southern Barents Sea.
Ludin Norway drilled a series of appraisal wells to scope out the wider potential of its Alta oil and gas discovery.
Lunding Norway's wildcat well has helped bolster the prospects of its Alta development.
Lundin has been granted consent to drill an exploration well in the Alta prospect in the Barents Sea.
Lundin Petroleum said it has completed the drilling and testing of an appraisal well on the eastern flank of the Alta discovery in the North Sea.