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Exploration Firms Drill Dry Well in North Sea

January 10, 2019

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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