Lundin plans further testing of appraisal well in Edvard Grieg field

Lundin Norway AS plans further testing of an appraisal well with results described as “encouraging” for reservoir quality in the southeastern part of Edvard Grieg oil field offshore Norway (OGJ Online, Feb. 26, 2014).

The 16/1-18 well, drilled 2.4 km east of the Edvard Grieg production platform, cut 62 m of oil pay in Upper Jurassic conglomerate sandstone sequence. The upper 43 m established “good” reservoir quality, while the lower 19 m established “moderate” reservoir quality, Lundin said.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,361 m below mean sea level and was terminated in the Granitic basement. Water depth is 109 m. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

A production test in a 13-m perforation interval in the lowest part of the oil-bearing zone yielded more than 800 b/d through a 28/64-in. choke. Testing of the upper part of the reservoir was cancelled due to operational issues, the company said.

Ashley Heppenstall, president and chief executive officer of Lundin Petroleum AB, noted that although the well provided promising results with respect to the quality of the conglomeratic reservoir, the lack of sandstone reservoir was “disappointing.”

Operator Lundin Norway holds 50% of PL 338. Other partners include OMV Norge AS 20%, Statoil Petroleum AS 15%, and Wintershall Norge AS 15%.

Edvard Grieg field was discovered in 2007.

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