Lundin investigates hydrocarbon potential of North Sea’s Morkel prospect

Lundin Norway AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum AB, has started drilling exploration well 33/2-2S to investigate the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties of the Jurassic section of the Morkel prospect in PL579 of the northern North Sea.

Lundin Norway AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum AB, has started drilling exploration well 33/2-2S to investigate the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties of the Jurassic section of the Morkel prospect in PL579 of the northern North Sea.

Lying 180 km west of Floro on the Norwegian west coast and 40 km northwest of Snorre field, the well will be drilled using Dolphin Drilling Ltd.’s Bredford Dolphin semisubmersible drilling unit to a total depth of 3,500 m below mean sea level over a period of 60 days.

Lundin estimates Morkel to have potential unrisked, gross prospective resources of 74 million boe.

Lundin Norway operates PL579 with 50% working interest. Partners are Bayerngas Norge 30% and Fortis Petroleum Norway 20%.

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