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Lundin Norway gets NPD permit for drilling wildcat well 7221/4-1 in PL 609

Lundin Norway has been granted a permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for drilling the wildcat well 7221/4-1 in production licence 609 (PL 609) in the Barents Sea.

The company, which is the operator of production licence 609 with 40% stake, will drill well 7221/4-1 using the West Bollsta drilling facility. The other partners in the offshore Norwegian hydrocarbon block are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%) and Wintershall Dea Norge (30%).

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the area in the licence covers parts of blocks 7220/11, 7220/12, 7220/9, 7221/4 and 7220/6.

The 7221/4-1 wildcat well, which will be drilled 12 kilometres east of the 7220/6-2 discovery,  represents the 13th well to be drilled in the licence.

Production licence 609 was awarded in May 2011 during the 21st licensing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The permit granted by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is subject to Lundin Norway getting all other permits and consents needed by other authorities before beginning the drilling activity.

Map showing the wildcat well 7221-4-1 in PL 609

Map showing the wildcat well 7221-4-1 in PL 609. Image courtesy of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

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