The Petroleum Safety Authority in Norway have given Lundin consent for exploration drilling of wells 16/5-8 S and 16/5-8 A, in the vicinity of the Edvard Grieg field, using Leiv Eiriksson drilling unit.
The drilling location will have the following geographical coordinates:
58° 43′ 37.287″ N
02° 21′ 11.770″ E
Water depth at the site is around 104 metres.
The operation is scheduled to begin in May 2019 and to last 43 days, which includes options for a sidetrack and formation testing.
The wells are to be drilled by Leiv Eiriksson, which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.