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Lundin drills three wells off Norway

Written by  OE Staff Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:06

Lundin Norway commenced the drilling of its second Alta appraisal well in the Barents Sea South, and the drilling of an appraisal well on the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea. Drilling has also commenced on the partner-operated Zeppelin exploration well in the southern North Sea.

The second Alta appraisal well 7220/11-3 in PL609 is located 4.3km south of the Alta discovery well 7220/11-1 and 3.4km northeast of the recently completed appraisal well 7220/11-2.

The main objectives of well 7220/11-3 are to confirm the reservoir model and prove the presence of hydrocarbon columns and fluid contacts similar to those established in the Alta discovery well, and to test the reservoir properties of the Permian carbonates.

The planned total depth is 2070m below mean sea level (MSL) and the well is being drilled using the drilling rig Island Innovator. Drilling is expected to take approximately 60 days.

Lundin Norway is the operator of PL609 with 40% working interest. The partners are DEA Norge and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge with 30% working interest each.

The Edvard Grieg appraisal well 16/1-23 S is located in PL338 in the southeastern part of the Edvard Grieg field and approximately 2.4km southeast of the Edvard Grieg platform location.

The objectives of the well are to confirm the geological model at this part of the field in order to optimize drainage strategy and the placement of development wells, and to test for upside reserve potential in the field which is estimated to be up to gross 50 MMboe.

The planned total depth is approximately 2200m below MSL and the well will be drilled using the jackup rig Rowan Viking. The drilling operation is expected to take approximately 60 days.

Lundin Norway is the operator of PL338 with 50% working interest. The partners are OMV Norge with 20%, Statoil Petroleum with 15% working interest and Wintershall Norge with 15% working interest.

The Zeppelin exploration well 10/4-1 in PL734 is operated by Wintershall and located in the southern North Sea 35km southeast of the Yme field.

The main objectives of well 10/4-1 are to prove the presence of hydrocarbons in sandstones of the Middle to Late Jurassic Vestland Group. Lundin Petroleum estimates the Zeppelin prospect to have the potential to contain unrisked, gross prospective resources of 152 MMboe.

The planned total depth is approximately 2300m below MSL and the well will be drilled using the drilling rig Borgland Dolphin. The drilling operation is expected to take approximately 30 days.

Lundin Norway holds a 30% working interest in PL734. Winthershall Norge is the operator and holds a 40% working interest with Centrica Resources holding a 30% working interest.

Image: drilling operations, North Sea/Lundin Petroleum

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