Lime Petroleum has announced that the operator, Aker BP, has started drilling an exploration well in the North Sea licence PL867/B on 11 January 2023. Lime has a 20 per cent interest in the licence. The well targets the Gjegnalunden prospect in the prolific Hugin reservoir.
Mr Lars Hübert,Chief Executive Officer of Lime, said: 'Lime has been active in this part of the North Sea for a long time, and we are very excited about the spud of the Gjegnalunden well. A discovery on Gjegnalunden can readily be developed and tied to nearby fields. It will also support prospectivity in the neighbouring licence PL818 Orkja, where Lime holds a 30% stake.'
The licence PL867 is located on the Gudrun Terrace in the Central North Sea. Drilling will be conducted in water depths of 116 metres using Saipem’s Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible rig and is expected to take 27 days.
Source: Lime Petroleum