Lundin spuds appraisal well on Johan Sverdrup find off Norway

Swedish independent Lundin Petroleum AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS, reported that drilling has started of appraisal well 16/3-8S on the Johan Sverdrup discovery in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The well is on PL501 at the crest of the Avaldsnes High in the eastern part of the discovery with the objectives to establish the depth, quality, and thickness of Zechstein group carbonates of Permian age and investigate the presence and quality of Jurassic reservoir sequences about 3.9 km southeast of the 16/2-6 discovery well.

Well 16/3-8S is expected to provide information of the Zechstein group carbonates subcropping the Jurassic reservoir in the Avaldsnes High area of the Johan Sverdrup discovery, Lundin said. “The carbonates may play an important role for the development of this part of the discovery both as a potential good oil reservoir and to optimize the production planning of the Jurassic oil reservoir directly on top of it,” the company noted.

Planned total depth for the well is 2,025 m below mean sea level, and it will be drilled using the Bredford Dolphin semisubmersible drilling rig. Drilling is expected to take about 45 days.

Lundin is the operator of PL501 with 40% interest. Partners are Statoil Petroleum AS 40% and Maersk Oil Norway 20%.

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