Lundin group to test Gohta oil find in Norwegian Barents

A unit of Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, plans to drillstem test a Permian carbonate oil discovery in the Barents Sea offshore Norway.

Lundin Norway AS as operator for exploration license PL492 said the 7120/1-3 exploratory well on the Gohta prospect was designed to prove oil in Triassic sandstone and Permian carbonate reservoirs. It encountered the Triassic sandstone target according to prognosis, but the reservoir was water-filled.

The well encountered a gross 75-m oil column beneath a gross 25-m gas-condensate cap in dolomitized and karstified carbonate in the Permian target. The oil-water contact is at 2,365 m below mean sea level.

The well, 35 km northwest of Snohvit field, has been cored, logged, and sampled. The Transocean Arctic semisubmersible drilled Gohta to 2,525 m below MSL in 342 m of water.

Lundin Norway is the operator of PL492 with 40% interest, DNO ASA has 40%, and Norwegian Energy Co. ASA 20%.

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