Exploration Firms Drill Dry Well in North Sea

January 10, 2019

Image: Lundin Petroleum
Image: Lundin Petroleum

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has completed exploration well 2/6-6S, targeting the Oppdal and Driva prospects in PL860 in the North Sea. Both targets were dry.  

The well was drilled with the Rowan Viking jack-up drilling rig and was operated by MOL Norge with a 40 percent working interest. The partners are Lundin Norway with a 40 percent working interest and Petoro with a 20 percent working interest.

Meanwhile, MOL Norge AS, operator of production licence 860, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 2/6-6 S.

The well has been drilled about 45 km east of the Valhall and Ekofisk fields and 20 km north of the Norwegian-Danish border in the Mandal High area. Extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. The well is dry.

The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned. Well 2/6-6 S was drilled by the Rowan Viking.

Spirit Energy Norway AS, operator of production licence 405, has also completed the drilling of wildcat well 8/10-7 S.

The well encountered the Ula formation of about 15 metres, of which effective reservoir rocks in sandstone intervals totalling 7 metres, with poor reservoir properties. In the Upper Jurassic and Triassic intervals, the rocks are tight. The well is dry.

Well 8/10-7 S was drilled by the Maersk Interceptor, which will now drill appraisal well 2/11-12 S in the southern part of the North Sea, more specifically in production licence 033, where Aker BP ASA is the operator.

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